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The Barbican (Barbakan)

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Address: Ul. Basztowa | 50. 0655, 19. 941644, Krakow 30-547, Poland
Phone Number: +48 12 422 98 77
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: Styled after Arab defensive architecture, this masterpiece of medieval...
Styled after Arab defensive architecture, this masterpiece of medieval military engineering with its circular fortress was added to the city's fortifications in the late 15th century.
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Photogenic Structure

The building is in an excellent state of preservation, and therefore provides a great photographic opportunity. However based on reviews, and looking at photos on TripAdvisor felt... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Impressive historic circular fortification on a nice location near the gate and the parks. Nice looking at passing by, but there are better historic sites at Krakow.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

says Wikipedia... and this one sure is/was that !!! I would not relish the idea of being an attacker and needing to get through this fortification.. Of course, now it is used for more peaceful pursuits and provides camera enthusiasts with plenty of creative opportunities to click at. It was closed when we were there, so cannot comment on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Krakow it's bursting with history, legends and story's of all descriptions... Like the Barbican, built in around the late 1400's this fort is well maintained and in excellent condition. I would suggest a guided tour here you can get free one's from the main square... Its empty but definitely worth a visit, cost us about £1 each to enter and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The building is in an excellent state of preservation, and therefore provides a great photographic opportunity. However based on reviews, and looking at photos on TripAdvisor felt there was little to be added to the experience by going inside.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

16 zloty in but not a lot to see here opens strange hours but it worth seeing as its not often you will see one.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

when i first seen this i thought it,s quite small but when you really look at it well it aint small really quite smart just down from the grunwald monument up from the st florian gate

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Originally a part of the city defenses, it is now a museum. As such it is fairly unimpressive, however it is also the venue for a wide variety of events - often several a day - some of which you'll probably like. Keep an eye out for the schedule.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Good place to stop in the small gardens just above the main market square going up towards the station and under Florians gate. Take a guide with you as there is very little to no information about the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Lovely old building with loads of atmosphere, set in a park with access to the Old Town 5 mins away and also forms part of the old Town wall

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This is probably just a building of interest as part of days gone by but nonetheless something that catches the eye and makes you get the camera out. Located very close to the Florian Gate it gives a good idea of how the city was defended in its heyday. Possibly not worth a visit on its own but with all... More 

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Address: Address: Ul. Basztowa | 50. 0655, 19. 941644, Krakow 30-547, Poland
Phone Number: +48 12 422 98 77
Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Southern Poland  >  Lesser Poland Province  >  Krakow>  > Kleparz
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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