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  Barbakan in Krakow
by coceng

Fondest memory: This is the finest remnant of the medieval fortifications.
Known as Barbakan, is a powerful circular brick bastion adorned with 7 turrets.
There are 130 loopholes on 4 levels in its massive walls. Some are 3 m thick.
It was built around 1498 as an extra protection to the Florian Gate.
It's one of the surviving structures of its kind in Europe today.

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  • Updated Sep 28, 2003
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