Often referred to as the 'Padua of the North' or 'The Pearl of the Renaissance', Zamość is one of the few cities boasting both Italian and Central European architectural elements. A UNESCO World Heritage List site, the Polish city's layout has stayed the same since its creation by nobleman Jan Zamoyski in the 16th century. Book a hotel in Zamość for a culturally enriching stay.
Why should I visit Zamość on my business trip?
Located along the trade route that linked Europe with the Black Sea, Zamość was settled by Jewish, Spanish, English, Turkish, Persian and Scottish merchants, among others, over the centuries. Right from the beginning, it was planned as a trading centre, and has hosted trade fairs one sort or another for hundreds of years. For these reasons, business travellers with an entrepreneurial streak will love this Renaissance town. Zamość also happens to be the cultural centre of the stunning Roztocze region.
Where do I find local business events in Zamość?
Most important business meetings and conferences take place at some of the city's larger hotels, which tend to be just outside the Old Town. The city is served by Lublin Airport (LUZ) and the Rzeszów–Jasionka Airport (RZE). Eurolines and smaller companies connect Zamość to other cities in Poland and Europe, making it an ideal base for the traveller on the go.
What can I do in my downtime while staying at a hotel in Zamość?
The compact city centre and Old Town are easily explored on foot. While staying at a hotel in Zamość, stroll at leisure through the arcaded passageways and squares. Architectural gems that cannot be missed include the Zamość Cathedral, with its stately Baroque high alter, or the Zamość Synagogue, built in 1610, which is a reminder of Poland's pre-industrial Jewish past. Measuring exactly 100m in length and breadth, the Great Market Square offers great views of the Old City. While here, sit at an outdoor café to take in the ambiance. Summer brings with it the Eurofolk Festival, Zamość Cultural Festival and Zamosc Theatre Summer where the town's Renaissance architecture provides a dramatic open-air backdrop to the events. Meanwhile, foodies will be spoilt for choice outside their hotel by Zamość's multicultural gastronomic options; while here, try the kebabs. On a day off, spend time outside in the forests of nearby Roztocze National Park.