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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Ul. Basztowa | 50. 0655, 19. 941644, Krakow 30-547, Poland
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All reviewsflorian's gateinteresting buildingold towndefensive wallsflorianska streetpiece of historystarting pointplanty parkthe main squarekrakow historyworth a visitlovely buildingsmall museumwalk aroundstructurefortificationsprotection
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty cool building and they do outdoor theatre shows inside but make sure you book in advance or you’ll miss out

Thank Emma P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked passed this every morning and night, going in and out of the Old Town to our apartment and like the nearby Floriańska Gate, it just never got old, it was such a lovely way to enter and leave the Old Town each day....More

1  Thank KTGP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This building has withstood many sieges over the centuries and is worth a visit, but 15 minutes should suffice. The entrance fee is only about £2, (less for pensioners), which isn't a lot for a view of such an old and significant building. Good views...More

1  Thank CCWestFinchampstead
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful and very complete medieval barbican, worth seeing if you are interested in medieval history, or don’t and just want to see something old to cap off your visit to a historic city.

1  Thank springlering
Reviewed May 14, 2018

Definitely a nice piece of history; however, there is not much to see. Come see for yourself, you may like it.

Thank pqphan
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Walked past here whilst wandering round the park and it's definitely worth seeing whilst passing. Interesting building with a lot of history. Didn't go in but took some good photos from outside.

Thank Amy P
Reviewed April 29, 2018

The Old defence walls and Barbican are quite disappointing to visit, seems the museum authorities are simply trying to make. money off tourists and not offering much in return. The walls are a very short section with nothing to see and the Barbican is not...More

1  Thank a24681359
Reviewed April 25, 2018

This is a beautiful (almost majestic looking) building, located just next to the St. Florian's gate to the Old City. While the place was not open for tours during my visit, I enjoyed walking around it and admire the architecture, which reminded me of medieval...More

Thank TheShis
Reviewed March 2, 2018

It is a nice piece of history this structure which is right in front of Florian's gate, but ist not open during the winter months.

Thank philba890
Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

We walked up to this place today and had a look around. Steeped in history, this gothic fortress is now an outdoor museum.

1  Thank Warhol40
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