Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski), Warsaw

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Historic Site
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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  • This Barbican connects the old town with the new Warsaw. Busy area for tourists and where you can buy paintings and portraits. It is between the market square and the Museum of Marie Curie.
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  • It is beautiful, is part of what remains of the old defensive wall of Warsaw and following the street you will reach the central square of the city, in that street and surroundings in the evening, there are plenty of girls who you "attack" to go to relax and such clubs.
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  • The Warsaw Barbican may not be a decorated building, looking rather simple and imposing (being a milotary buildng after all), but it remains a beautiful and enigmatic spot for a day or a night walk an...  more »
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  • Perfect meeting point. Beautiful old town with colourful buildings.
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  • Great view and a lot of different bars
  • Beautiful spot!
  • The gate to Warsaw Old Town. Thumbs up!!!