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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  • If you go to Warsaw you need to pay a visit to this historical site. A very nice area where you can enjoy a nice walk.  more »
  • A pleasant walk around the wall is recommended, a lot of history there, too, but above all a pleasant walk
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  • Located in the old town, rebuilt after the war. Hard to get around, although not doing a huge impression.
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