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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  • Warsaw Barbakan is a truristic attraction from the 16th century, which is worth seeing and for the opportunity to make nice photos, but it is only the remnants of fortifications and the gate that separates the old and new Warsaw city. It is also interesting to the surroundings (alleys).
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  • The ramparts of the old town were perfectly rebuilt, with the strength of the wrists by the inhabitants of Warsaw, without great money until the years 80, "the great Soviet brother" and in particular "Uncle Joe" (Stalin, until 1953) "incited them" strongly, without helping them financially...
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  • Interesting historical part of Old Town of Warsaw! Restaurateurs did good job! You can walk on old walls. Red bricks are photogenic and views are supporting idea to take shot! There are also beautiful Old Town miniature maquette near it, so you can plan your trip better!
  • Nice gate, part of the old walls. As far as I understood, there were many walls intact after Medieval times, but people of Krakow (or municipalities) decided to "modernize" the city and they took them down (almost all are gone now)... Luckily the Barbican is still there!
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