The Kraków Barbican (Polish: Barbakan Krakowski) is a barbican – a fortified outpost once connected to the city walls. It is a historic gateway leading into the Old Town of Kraków, Poland. The barbican is one of the few remaining relics of the complex network of fortifications and defensive barriers that once encircled the royal city of Kraków in the south of Poland. It currently serves as a tourist attraction and venue for a variety of exhibitions.
Today the Barbican is under the jurisdiction of The Historical Museum of the City of Kraków. Tourists may tour its interior with its displays outlining the historical development of fortifications in Kraków.
Andy Cambridge | Jun 4, 2018
Really impressive Barbican fortification that used to part of the old medieval defensive system around the old city. You can visit this as it is part of a network of museums and it now stands proudly in the middle of the park between the inner and outer parts of Krakow. If you're planning on visiting its definitely worth checking opening times as i walked past it regularly and it seemed to change daily.
colin dunne | Jun 11, 2018
Nice area to visit with lots of history, especially nice to walk around during the summer when it's nice and hot. Great for photos and had great views
Ian Birdwell | Dec 31, 2017
Really awesome restored piece of city history. For those unaware, this used to be the primary point of entry in the North for incoming traders, and had an easily burnable wooden bridge. The whole of the old city used to be surrounded by a wall and a moat, which is now the park that circles the old city. The cool part is that right by the Barbican stands a section of the wall (Florian's Wall, within a 3 minute walk of St. Florian's Cathedral) that allows a mental image of how the old town could be a walled-in market town.
Polonia UNIVERSAL | Apr 16, 2018
Historical place to remember. Architecture to the eye of connoisseurs. Mystical spot to stop and think of the past and the future.
Sanjay Somani | Mar 31, 2018
Looks like a nice castle and you would see in kids animation movies from distance. You won't realize the significance of the structure by seeing it till you read details of this place on internet or elsewhere. Right in the middle of the city. Looks in shambles though.
Adam Woods | Jun 25, 2018
Amazing original fortification that formed part of the city walls. You can walk all the way around this building and find out about the history of this place.
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