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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  • August 18, 2017
    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 »
  • August 16, 2017
    A pleasant walk around the wall is recommended, a lot of history there, too, but above all a pleasant walk
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  • August 16, 2017
    Located in the old town, rebuilt after the war. Hard to get around, although not doing a huge impression.
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  • July 5, 2017
    Must visit as part of the old town. Good to walk around it. If you have time check the museum inside
  • June 25, 2017
    Old wall rebuilt like new. Museum. Worth seeing. No Veturilo station nearby.
  • April 28, 2017
    Lovely fortification. Well maintained. Must-see destination in Warsaw.
  • July 30, 2017
    Beautiful place to take a walk and make photos.
  • May 18, 2017
    Went on a free tour, stopped by this place. Pretty sweet if youre into old age things.

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