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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  • Barbican and fortress walls date to 14th to 16th centuries. Located in Old Town section. Nice photo op.  more »
  • We didn't go into the Barbican but viewed it from the path leading up to it. Gorgeous view. You can walk around part of the city wall too.  more »
  • Lovely for a stroll though can get busy. Nice place to take photos. Little craft vendors and artists next to the walls. Pleasant place to spend an hour. Close to many quieter cafes and restaurants.  more »
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  • Lovely fortification. Well maintained. Must-see destination in Warsaw.
  • Went on a free tour, stopped by this place. Pretty sweet if youre into old age things.
  • Well preserved remains of a portion of the old town's fortifications. Old town is a must go in Warsaw anyway, and you should stop here at the back of old town for some photos of these fortifications.
  • Nice, but it was rainy and windy to enjoy sights. Good restavration.
  • very nice place on the map o Warsaw, you have to see it !! :)