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The Barbican (Barbakan)

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The Barbican - entrance ticket
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The Barbican - entrance ticket
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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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Ul. Basztowa | 50. 0655, 19. 941644, Krakow 30-547, Poland
+48 12 422 98 77
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All reviews florian's gate interesting building old town ulica florianska planty park starting point krakow history the main square walk around worth a visit beautiful city structure fortifications moat protection fortified brickwork
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Opposite to the Florian Gate, the Barbican is just a small fortress surrounded by a drought river. Nothing much to see to be honest and 10 mins is more than enough to finish it.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jarvis_nowhereman
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Barbican was once connected to the city walls and was a gateway into the Old Town but most of the fortifications that once encircled the city are gone and now is a tourist attraction. It is a Gothic style design and very nice but...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great piece of history at the entrance to the city walls. Not possible to go inside at the time of our visit but the exterior is intact and the scale model adjacent to the wall entrance gateway shows the barbican and the surrounding areas...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 733royh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building is a really nice one, very well preserved and also interesting to visit when in Krakow.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank beabrigi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the green park area between Glowny station and the old town centre! We walked past this building in route to something else! Building is huge and red brick built and is quite stunning close up! The

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 548angelah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a part of a defence line of several buildings the Barbican lies just outside the citygate and was used for (indeed); defence purposes. We couldn’t go inside but it seemed that sometimes shows are being held inside.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lobstermountain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once a fortified outpost, this cool building now houses a branch of the historical museum of the city of krakow.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank etbtravelphotography
Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

The Barbican is one of only three such surviving fortresses still in Europe,it's by far the best preserved ,once part of the mighty defensive fortifications that encircled the city ,built in 1498 ,it was actually connected to the magnificent St Florian's Gate by means of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

2.2.19 Nice protective barrier from centuries ago. Put up as a control measure to deter invaders and to the prevailing winds that were raining trash constantly into the city. Worth a walk around visit. the Doctor Hit me with some BIG LOVE ❤️💕 and a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DoctorVonCueBall
Reviewed January 30, 2019

I was on foot from my apartment and was heading to the Old Town. I had to walk through the huge central park to reach there. The Barbican was situated right there as one of the outpost connecting to the city walls. It is one...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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