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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
Fee: Yes
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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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THe Barbican Cracow

Very interesting site to visit in external. It is the only piece left of the ancient walls. You can reach it by foot from the center of the town

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Usmate Velate, Italy
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Usmate Velate, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting site to visit in external. It is the only piece left of the ancient walls. You can reach it by foot from the center of the town

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Ranst, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Gate of the walls of krakau. Very nice to see and good restored. Close to the town and nice for a walk.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Outside attraction that could be seen at any time. The picture shows the entrance to the old city. In the evening it is more beautiful :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful, Historical and Gothic!! Great free historical building to the north of the city. Situated at the North Gate of the city in the park. Idylic and pretty setting, Well worth a visit!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was up at the defence walls so it made sense to take in the extension of the defences called the Barbican,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A really nicely preserved fortress, with an unusual shape, a nice start to the Florianska street. Be sure to turn around it!

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Linz, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of the mediaeval city defences this is well worth a visit for everyone visiting Krakau but often tour guides miss it out.

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Waimea, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This structure is free and you can view how the old city wall was made. It is part of the history of the city of Kracow.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened on this museum just as it started to rain so were happy to stay indoors for a while. But it is a great museum and totally enthralled us with its displays and history. it is incredibly cheap and so worth the money for both the history and the outstanding photo opportunities/ views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed exploring the Barbican and we loved saying the word, barbican! This was such a cool little place to explore and just crazy to think about history and life in Krakow so many years ago. The interior had some really great plaques to read about the barbican and I learned a lot of interesting stuff. This is also a... More 

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