Our next stop was the Old City of Zamość, a fine example of an Italianate Renaissance town, which became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992. It was founded on the estates of Polish chancellor Jan Zamoyski (1542–1605) that lay on the trade route between the Black Sea and northern and western Europe. In 1578 the Paduan architect Bernardo Morando conceived and implemented the city’s modern design, which remains a fine example of grid-based urban planning. Italianate Renaissance architecture dominates the main square, with uniform but ornate two-story houses clustered around the town hall. Zamość today is a small but pleasant city, in the evening we took dinner at Muzealna Restaurant (Chicken soup 11 PLN, Armenian shashlik 35 PLN, Żywiec beer 0,5 l / 8 PLN). It is a very quiet town in the evening with just three lazy bars open – Corner pub (Zwierzyniec beer 0,5 l / 8 PLN), Centralka (Żywiec beer 0,5 l / 8 PLN), and Seta I Galareta bar (Perla beer 0,5 l / 8 PLN). In the last one, we spent quite some time chatting with a local, who worked at the cruise ship but got anchored in Zamość for some time due to Covid-19. The next day, before our departure, we had a quick lunch menu at Padma Restaurant (Chicken soup and Breaded pork chop with potatoes – 24,50 PLN, water 0,3 l / 6 PLN, Warka Radler 0,5 l / 8,50 PLN).

Parking location – Zamość: 50.721245N 23.251821E