Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski)

Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski)

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Sixteenth-century fortress, forming part of the medieval fortifications around the city of Warsaw, used to guard the northern entrance to the city, the Novomeijska Gate.
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Neighborhood: Stare Miasto
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  • Muranów • 10 min walk
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Roberts69
Northampton, UK17,708 contributions
Oct 2022
The Barbican is an attractive semi-circular fortified outpost that once formed part of Warsaw's 16th Century defensive fortifications. It was mainly destroyed in WW.2. but was restored in the 1950's using 17th Century engravings. It is a pleasant gateway into and out of the Old Town and is a place were local artists display their artwork to prospective buyers. You can walk a short way along the walls and it is next to these walls you can find the famed 'Little Insurgent' Monument.
I visited in September 2021 and again in October 2022 and enjoyed it on both occasions - Well worth a quick visit.
Written November 2, 2022
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PavlaPavla
Chrudim, Czech Republic6,082 contributions
Jul 2022
During World War II the barbican was largely destroyed, as were most of the Old Town's buildings, so todays barbican is new. It was rebuilt after the war on the basis of 17th-century pictures.

In earlier times, the barbican was an important defensive element of the city. But currently it is a popular tourist attraction.
Written July 19, 2022
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ziemowitiwanski
Warsaw, Poland65 contributions
Dec 2019
If you are tired of walking in streets of Warsaw old town, which is in majority reconstructed after disaster of II WW, you may like to sit down and to rest in the sunshine on the Barbakan - wall built to protect the city at its beginning. Most of it is reconstructed from ruins left after II WW, however it is still depicting shape of the city at its blooming times, when Polish capital moved Ava from Cracow to Warsaw with decision of Wasa Kings governing in Poland from XVI th century. In the Christmas season there is located Christmas Faire in Barbakan, serving seasonal specialities and aromatic ginger heated red wine.
Written January 5, 2020
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jbg74
Saint Paul, MN895 contributions
Aug 2021
The walls were heavily damaged in WWII and rebuilt after the war. They make for a nice entrance to the old town but don't compare to the few European cities that still have a complete medieval wall. The reconstructions is pretty obvious compared to other walled cities. It doesn't cost anything to see them or take a nice photo so you should go see them.
Written August 7, 2021
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Traveler O
Washington DC, DC720 contributions
Mar 2022
Old city walls refurbished and rebuilt as virtually everything was destroyed during Rising '44 by the Nazis. Pleasant to see while walking through the Old Town area. Local administration has done a nice job restoring the Old Town area to its former glory and working to make it a good attraction for tourists.
Written November 1, 2022
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Phill147
Sydney825 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
I walked through here every day for a week. Whilst it is totally rebuilt and is had the size of Krakow's Barbakan it is none the less quaint and worth of a quick tour.
Written August 7, 2018
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Gargio76
Brussels, Belgium3,977 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
Remains of medieval fortifications in defense of the original center of Warsaw, have recently been rebuilt and, although fake, have a pleasant walk close to the historic center, which runs beside a garden maintained very well.

In the evening the doors are illuminated with funny plays of colored light. @gargio76
Written September 28, 2016
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Brynthebike
Newport South Wales32 contributions
Mar 2017 • Friends
The Barbican itself is quite basic. Just a well protected entry between the old town and the new Town. BUT... it is worth knowing that prices drop as soon as you leave the Old Town.
We walked out of the Old town into the "New Town" and found a coffee shop just about 80 metres down the road on the RH side.
Her we enjoyed several coffees, teas, wines and beers plus cheese rolls and superb cakes and apple pies.
I should mention that this was over two separate visits!! Prices were very low with house wine (very good) at 6 Zloty (£1.25 ) a glass. Enjoy.............
Written March 31, 2017
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Sue T
Daventry, UK20 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
Very pretty area. Lots of restaurants/bars and walk a little further there are plenty more. Small tourist shops and local artists selling there pieces. Can’t miss this area because of the castle walls.
Written October 4, 2019
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,584 contributions
Aug 2019 • Solo
The Red bricked barbican is a beautiful thing to see in Warsaw. You can stroll along it on an easy path above the many local artisans who display their crafts here.
Loads and loads of eateries nearby and the place has a real buzz. A few minutes walk from the market square in the heart of the old town. Its surrounded by cobbled pedestrianised streets and the area oozes history and character. Definitely worth a visit.
Written August 16, 2019
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