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6 Lesser Known World Landmarks (Slideshow)

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6. Zamość, Poland

For well over 500 years, the historic city center of Zamość has kept its original layout, and much of the original buildings. The city was designed with the Italian renaissance principles of an “ideal” town. Conceived as a trading center, the founder of Zamość brought in shopkeepers of several nationalities, and set up a a tradition of cultural and religious diversity and tolerance.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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8:44PM PDT on Apr 27, 2014

Hopefully they stay "lesser known" and are not over-run with tourists and McDonald signs!

I hope the area in Iran can be rebuilt.

7:21AM PDT on Apr 10, 2014

Thanks for sharing this.

4:03AM PDT on Mar 14, 2014

Thanks for sharing..... amazing pics!!

2:26AM PST on Dec 30, 2013

noted

2:26AM PST on Dec 30, 2013

noted

8:53PM PST on Dec 27, 2013

thanks for sharing

8:02AM PST on Dec 27, 2013

fascinating- thanks

10:00AM PST on Nov 24, 2013

Very Cool.
Thank you.

3:24PM PST on Nov 11, 2013

Thank you for sharing- truly interesting and fascinating places with so much history.

9:08AM PDT on Oct 21, 2013

would love to see all of them

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