Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski), Warsaw

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Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski) is the oldest part of the city's 16th-century fortifications. The round construction, reinforced with four defensive towers, is a popular spot for street performers and art sellers. To get more into the mood of the Middle Ages, check out the small museum, where you can observe the advances in military practices from medieval times until today. The red-brick defensive tower only once took part in the defense of Warsaw, when the Swedes invaded the city in the 17th century. It was completely destroyed during World War II, then reconstructed in 1954 on the basis of 17th-century engravings. Our Warsaw travel itinerary planner makes visiting Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski) and other Warsaw attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • It is the only thing that was left of the wall of Warsaw. It gives entry to the "Old Town". The remains of the wall, teach you where was its layout and how soon organized the defense of the city in case of danger.
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  • Worth passing through if near (near the old town) - went on a winter morning and was basically alone walking through which was nice. 
  • Probably one of my favorite places that we saw. I loved the old gatehouse and the city wall! I don't usually get to see those things back home so it was just amazing to see. The Winter Market was also...  more »
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  • Perfect meeting point. Beautiful old town with colourful buildings.
  • Klimatyczne oświetlenie i zazwyczaj ktoś z gitarką śpiewający rosyjskie piosenki. Polecam na wieczorne spacery po 22. Od północy starówka zaczyna zamierać i robi się pusto.
  • Great view and a lot of different bars
  • Beautiful spot!
  • The gate to Warsaw Old Town. Thumbs up!!!