Cathedral Bell Tower

Cathedral Bell Tower was built in the Baroque style in the second half of the 18th century according to Jerzy de Kawe’s design. In the passageway there are plaques commemorating the martyrdom of the inhabitants of Zamosc Region (children, partisans and Siberian deportees) during World War II. The bell tower houses three historic bells. The biggest and the oldest one is known as “Jan” and was named after its benefactor Jan Zamoyski Sobiepan and was founded in 1660. The second one called “Tomasz” was founded by Tomasz Jozef Zamoyski in 1721 and the third bell called “Wawrzyniec” was founded by Wawrzyniec Sikorski in 1715.

Cathedral Bell Tower is 47 m high and has a small balcony half-way to the top from which there is a magnificent view of the town and its vicinity. While climbing up the stairs visitors have a chance to see three large bells called Wawrzyniec, Tomasz and Jan. The last bell is one of the largest Polish bells, because it weighs 4300 kg. The bell is rung during the most important moments for the town and the Church.

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