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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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  • During World War II the barbican was largely destroyed, as were most of the Old Town's buildings, so todays barbican is new. It was rebuilt after the war on the basis of 17th-century pictures. In... 
    During World War II the barbican was largely destroyed, as were most of the Old Town's buildings, so todays barbican is new. It was rebuilt after the war on the basis of 17th-century pictures. In...  more »
  • The old city walls are a nice place to go to, you can walk around or enter/exit the Old Town this way. While not much is left from the original walls, the remaining fragment is a nice place for a... 
    The old city walls are a nice place to go to, you can walk around or enter/exit the Old Town this way. While not much is left from the original walls, the remaining fragment is a nice place for a...  more »
  • The Warsaw Barbican is one of the last remaining relics of the extensive network of walls, fortifications, and gates that in the past surrounded the city. 
    The Warsaw Barbican is one of the last remaining relics of the extensive network of walls, fortifications, and gates that in the past surrounded the city.  more »
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  • There's a real sense of walking back in time here. Quaint views and it was very quiet. I can imagine it being lovely here in the summer!
  • picturesque place around the old Town of warsaw. The walled architecture make it visually attractive and good place to take photos. Had a great time with friends here in evening.
  • Recommend this place. 10/10. Has a great selection of craft beers with a cool sitting area. Very friendly staff and they speak English.
  • It's worth visiting in you are nearby but not a lot to see other than this ancient structure that's clearly been renovated.
  • Poland's second largest barbican and there are only two in this country. This makes it really unique piece of multifunction medieval city gate.

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