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"Barbican (Barbakan)" Barbican Tip by smirnofforiginal

Barbican, Krakow: 48 reviews and 79 photos


This is one of the few surviving structures, of its kind, in Europe.

It is a circular, powerful bastion with 7 turrets. The walls are 3m thick and there are 130 loopholes in them. Built around 1498 as an additional protection of the Florian Gate and was once connected with passageways which ran over a moat.

It is beautiful and it is possible to go inside.

Address: Northern end of Florianska
Directions: Historical centre

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 8, 2007
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