Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski)

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Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski)

Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski)
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Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
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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Neighbourhood: Stare Miasto
How to get there
  • Muranów • 10 min walk
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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland9,302 contributions
Today gate to Old Town
Nov 2021 • Couples
The Warsaw Barbican is one of the last remaining relics of the extensive network of walls, fortifications, and gates that in the past surrounded the city.
Written 22 November 2021
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MrMrsHappyR
Liverpool, UK877 contributions
Fantastic to Walk Around
Oct 2021 • Couples
Impressive castle structure and walls at the back of the Old Town that were restored after the war. Great to walk around the various parts of the wall with some nice views of the beautiful buildings. Also offers some nice views over the surrounding town and countryside.
Written 19 October 2021
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jbg74
Saint Paul, MN812 contributions
Nothing too Special
Aug 2021
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. The reconstructions is pretty obvious compared to other walled cities. It doesn't cost anything to see them or take a nice photo so you should go see them.
Written 7 August 2021
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Elena Ciocan
Timisoara, Romania1,725 contributions
Old and new walls
Dec 2019
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
Written 20 November 2020
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John B
Toronto, Canada2,968 contributions
Entranceway to Old Town
Feb 2020
This restored part of the Old Town walls is definitely worth a visit. You do get a sense of what the perimeter of Old Town once looked like (there are also restored parts of the wall) and local artisans sell their wares on the small bridge in the Barbican.
Written 24 March 2020
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ziemowitiwanski
Warsaw, Poland65 contributions
walk path around Warsaw old town
Dec 2019
If you are tired of walking in streets of Warsaw old town, which is in majority reconstructed after disaster of II WW, you may like to sit down and to rest in the sunshine on the Barbakan - wall built to protect the city at its beginning. Most of it is reconstructed from ruins left after II WW, however it is still depicting shape of the city at its blooming times, when Polish capital moved Ava from Cracow to Warsaw with decision of Wasa Kings governing in Poland from XVI th century. In the Christmas season there is located Christmas Faire in Barbakan, serving seasonal specialities and aromatic ginger heated red wine.
Written 5 January 2020
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Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland21,408 contributions
Quite striking brick gate
Dec 2019
Warsaw Barbican is a semicircular gate and part of the city walls that once encircled the Old Town.

It was erected in 1540 in the redesign of the 14th-century city walls.

During World War II, it was largely destroyed, as were most of the Old Town's buildings. It was reconstructed after the war using old bricks.
Written 15 December 2019
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Stefan G
Brussels, Belgium913 contributions
Enjoyable in nice weather
Sep 2019
The barbican and its walls make for a pleasant walk in nice weather. It's not entirely original, but it looks nice and you get a feel of what the area perhaps looked like back in medieval times. There are people selling art, tchotchkes/trinkets, snacks, etc. Since it is a free outdoor sight leading to the town square, you may as well have a look.
Written 6 December 2019
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David D
516 contributions
A reconstructed gate acting as part of the old city walls of Warsaw.
Mar 2019
This has been reconstructed after WWII during the Communist era as a tourist attraction. Street performers often play music near the gate and there are good views of the walls and the cityscape rolling down to the Vistula River.
Written 4 December 2019
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Ricardo R
Mogi das Cruzes, SP1,798 contributions
Good to walk in its walls
Oct 2019
One of the most beautiful barbicans ( a defense system in the past ) in Poland. i think its better than the famous one in Krakow Old Town and this one in Warsaw is free to walk in its walls.
Written 1 December 2019
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