The 17th Century Armenian Tenement Houses In The City Center Of Zamość, Poland - A UNESCO World Heritage Site
The 17th century Armenian Tenement Houses in the city center of Zamość, Poland are considered the most beautiful buildings in the city. There were inhabited by Armenian merchants, who especially loved decorative stucco molding all over the facade, and national motifs were brought here (for example, the Arevakhach, the Armenian symbol of Eternity, photo 15).
Coincidentally, the houses also contain the colors of the Armenian National flag. Now the city museum is housed in three mansions of Armenians. These houses stand on the street, which is still called "Ulica Ormianska" (Armenian Street).
At that time, the Armenians were the economic elite of the region, they got rich on the trade in oriental goods. They did not hide their wealth and liked to fork out for their houses. Therefore, they were immediately visible from afar, and for the rest of the townspeople they immediately became attractions - notes Ursula Fidetzka, who wrote the book "Armenian Mansions in Zamość".
Luckily, the Nazis did not destroy these buildings. Since 1992, the Armenian Houses in the center of Zamość have been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.