Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski)

Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski)

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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
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Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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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Neighbourhood: Stare Miasto
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  • Muranów • 10 min walk
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Roberts69
Northampton, UK17,685 contributions
Oct 2022
The Barbican is an attractive semi-circular fortified outpost that once formed part of Warsaw's 16th Century defensive fortifications. It was mainly destroyed in WW.2. but was restored in the 1950's using 17th Century engravings. It is a pleasant gateway into and out of the Old Town and is a place were local artists display their artwork to prospective buyers. You can walk a short way along the walls and it is next to these walls you can find the famed 'Little Insurgent' Monument.
I visited in September 2021 and again in October 2022 and enjoyed it on both occasions - Well worth a quick visit.
Written 2 November 2022
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Traveler O
Washington DC, DC720 contributions
Mar 2022
Old city walls refurbished and rebuilt as virtually everything was destroyed during Rising '44 by the Nazis. Pleasant to see while walking through the Old Town area. Local administration has done a nice job restoring the Old Town area to its former glory and working to make it a good attraction for tourists.
Written 1 November 2022
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PavlaPavla
Chrudim, Czech Republic6,082 contributions
Jul 2022
During World War II the barbican was largely destroyed, as were most of the Old Town's buildings, so todays barbican is new. It was rebuilt after the war on the basis of 17th-century pictures.

In earlier times, the barbican was an important defensive element of the city. But currently it is a popular tourist attraction.
Written 19 July 2022
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leuveen
United Kingdom1,089 contributions
Apr 2022
The old city walls are a nice place to go to, you can walk around or enter/exit the Old Town this way. While not much is left from the original walls, the remaining fragment is a nice place for a stroll or a break.
Written 2 April 2022
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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland9,637 contributions
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, UK1,033 contributions
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, MN895 contributions
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
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, Canada2,969 contributions
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
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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