Top Tourist Attraction and Top things to do in Zamosc

Top Tourist Attraction and Top things to do in Zamosc: Arsenal Museum, Restauracja Muzealna, Museum of Zamość, Rotunda & Martyrdom Museum, Cathedral.

Arsenal Museum


This museum of military hardware and the city’s fortifications received a major facelift in 2015. The collections are housed in three structures along the city’s western bastions. One building is offered over to weapons from the fifteenth to the nineteenth hundreds of years, while a different structure houses weapons from the twentieth century. A third building demonstrates an engaging film of the city’s history (request English-dialect earphones). Screenings are on or close to the hour for the duration of the day.

Restauracja Muzealna


This is a cut above the typical Rynek offerings in terms of presentation, creating the impression they take their food seriously here, and they do. There’s an exquisite basement eatery, or eat upstairs on the primary square in summer. The menu is a blend of Polish and Armenian cooking, with fiery kebabs sharing menu space with pork cutlets and duck.

Museum of Zamosc

Two Armenian houses shelter the Zamosc museum, with intriguing displays such as a scale model of the 16th-century town and a letter to Jan Zamoyski from his architect. Originally, all of the houses in the square were topped with decorative parapets, but these were removed in the 1820s; only those on the northern side have been (and still are being) restored. As these houses once belonged to Armenian merchants, you will find some distinctive motifs on their facades.

Rotunda & Martyrdom Museum

About 500m southwest of the Old Town is the Rotunda – a ring-shaped fort 54m in diameter surrounding a circular yard. The rotunda was built in the 1820s as part of the defensive infrastructure of the town, but during WWII the German SS converted it into an interrogation centre.


The cathedral was built by Morando from 1587 to 1598 as a votive offering and mausoleum for the Zamoyskis. The exterior changed dramatically in the 19th century, but the interior has maintained many original features.


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