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Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski)

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Sixteenth-century fortress, forming part of the medieval fortifications around the city of Warsaw, used to guard the northern entrance to the city, the Novomeijska Gate.
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ul. Nowomiejska, Warsaw 00-272, Poland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As the Barbakan is close to the Castle and the Castle Square, it is easy to include the Barbacan when planning your visit. Too much history for one review, but worth seeing. It is especially beautiful at night.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Y6912DKscotth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Continuing on to the old town and we enter the old city via this old gate which was once part of a fortification from 1548 – ok so it is not that old – remember restored in 1954: but nevertheless there is a moat –...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed November 24, 2018

Dating back to the sixteenth century, the Barbican is one of the few surviving remnants of Warsaw's medieval fortifications. It is a semi-circular brick structure with defensive turrets and crenellations and spanned the moat surrounding the city walls protecting one of the city gates from...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 14, 2018

On the way out the old town. You can walk along these and see the views down to the Vistula. Our guide showed us the older original parts (below the black line on the walls). great to walk through

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ali07London
Reviewed October 27, 2018

When you are in Old town Warsaw, after visit the Old town market square you will find a street that leads you to the old brick Barbakan Fort that was a nice surprise for us! With beautiful views from the city, the remaining walls that...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank discoveringdest
Reviewed October 22, 2018

We have one of the world's second long wall in Diyarbakır, Turkey after the great wall of China. And when i was doing my erasmus in Warsaw, these walls remind me the Diyarbakır walls kindly. :)

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank gamzehelina
Reviewed October 19, 2018

Stunning place and I took photo's as the sun was setting. Looks like there is work going on here which is good to see. Beautiful building and a lovely area to walk around too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LadyBeeTravel
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Warsaw Barbican is very well restaured, beautiful and full of alleys and shops. Many artists regularly display their paintings there. I bought a beautiful one and recommended to take a look at their work. Love the medieval atmosphere inside the fortification. Highly recommended it!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018

A very interesting place to visit with great history and the way this was built was just amazing for the time. It has been very well kept and is a must see place to go

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Luvtotravel099
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here during our Walking Tour with Jacek who explained the significance of this attraction. Some parts of the walls had been repaired, other parts are still in progress during our visit. At the conclusion of our tour, I realized how near these walls...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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