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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  • We did a free tour through the Centre of Warsaw, and this was part of the tour. A ride very nice and cosy. I recommend go with Guide to learn about the history well.
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  • This walls of the Old town are rebuilded after Germans destroyed the original during WWII. So they lack history, which is not the worst part. They're quite small and not that impressive, with only one...  more »
  • From the unmistakable color, this miniature fortress is located just behind the market square. It was rebuilt to perfection and perhaps most interesting artists inside selling their artefacts. Just beyond there is one of the most characteristic "milk bar", "Pod Barbakanem" where I suggest a stop, either to eat a hot meal, is to immerse yourself in the Polish tradition.
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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!!!