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. Put Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski) on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Warsaw trip itinerary builder site .
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  • We passed through this during the day and at night. Artists sit in the old part of the building selling their work. it was all light up at night - pretty for photographs.  more »
  • It is the entrance to the old town of Warsaw. As curiosity who told us the Guide, the curvature where the door is placed to prevent the assailants to shoot down the second gate of the inner wall.
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  • I hope it is medieval look but as you can imagine, reconstructed after WWII, some parts of it are original only. Still, it looks great.  more »
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