Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski), Warsaw

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Landmark
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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  • The walls were heavily damaged in WWII and rebuilt after the war. They make for a nice entrance to the old town but don't compare to the few European cities that still have a complete medieval wall.....  more »
  • The city walls were build in the XVI century, then badly damaged during the bombings, now beautifully reconstructed. Take time to walk by them and enjoy them  more »
  • This Barbican castle takes you to a completely different period. The musical ambience has been created by talented local instrumental performers though their music content is contemporary modern. It seems a fusion of 2 different ages.
  • Great milk bar. No speaking English. Expect poor service = authentic experience. Good place for poor people eats.

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