An architectural monument of the 15th century, the northernmost part of the defensive wall around Krakow, which was demolished in the 19th century. The Barbican served as a fortification that protected the entrance to the city through the Florian's Gate. It is equipped with seven sentinel towers and 130 loopholes. Wall thickness reaches 3 meters. Today, a branch of the Krakow Historical Museum is located in the Barbican.
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Even closed the building is a marvel to behold. It looks like it was built for a movie set in a medieval fantasy world.
I love histori so it was ok, entrance is for free, krakow also make same reconstion on front entrancd
Iconic building in Krakow. Located in front of the St. Florian's Gate and is a part of a former gateway to the old city. It also served as a tax collection point as well as a defensive outpost.
You can buy tickets and visit the interior or just.. Read more » admire it from the outside.
Very beautiful ancient walls of Krakow. Requires a separate ticket. You can walk between the walls and there are plenty of opportunities for great pictures.
Its a cute fortress with an adorable little park surrounding it, perfect for a nice relaxing stay or a quick touristic walk through.
15th century fortified outpost. Wonderful place with lots of greenery. Almost every tours including walking tours starts from here.
Marin “SayanMk” Kolev
Cool structure but as much to grab my attention for exploring the small inside of it
One of the most iconic buildings in Krakow. Located in front of the St. Florian's Gate it is a part of a former gateway to the city. It also served as a tax collection point as well as a defensive outpost. The barbican is a marvel of medieval de.. Read more »fensive architecture as there are not many examples of this type of a fortification surviving. It is a pretty unique looking building, and a picturesque one too with picturesque little towers that ring its perimeter. You can buy tickets and visit the interior or just admire it from the outside.
Cool little spot to explore with your kids
Harshitha S V
It's the walls that protects the City Krakow. The concept of walls behind walls is good to trap the enemies. Lot of walking tours start from this location. It's a good place to start your tour of old Town if you get in or good start to shop.. Read more » in the malls Galleria when you walk out & walk straight.
Amazing medieval stronghold. Small but atmospheric. You feel like inside the movie about the knights and kings ?.
Amazing and nice defensive wall located at the entrance of Krakow old town. You can admire this remarkable architecture from the outside and walk around it. One of the landmarks in Krakow that you should see. Hopefully it will continue to be preserve.. Read more »d and maintained.
Old defense of the city
By itself does not really worth visiting, but the ticket include 2 others attractions, the wall and another that was close. 3 X 14 zpl, really nice
Do not expect a proper museum but a nice attraction
There's not too much to see here, no artifacts, just the building itself. However this is a significant structure. Built in 1498 it has survived intact throughout the centuries. There are information boards explaining the history of this fortifi.. Read more »cation and you can walk around the passage way the runs between the inner and out walls. It's worth spending 30 mins here and the entrance price is cheap, just 10 Slt for retired person.
I really like historical places. Discovering something new every day. Barbacan is unique. Worth to be seen.
One of the most iconic buildings in Krakow. Located in front of the St. Florian's Gate this is a former gateway to the city and a tax collection point as well as a defensive outpost. A marvel of medieval defensive architecture. The barbican is a.. Read more » pretty unique building and a picturesque one too. I like the picturesque little towers that ring its perimeter. You can buy tickets and visit the interior or just admire it from the outside.
Wonderful entrance to the old city.
Strongly recommended to visit these places with a tourist guide to get all the energy of this magic city.
One of good place to visit in Krakow for tourists. You need entry tickets for same. On museum day nights in krakow entry is free to such places. You can get complete tour of Barbican.
Major landmark, & the primary entry point into Old Town Krakow, historically. Wisely positioned to be intentionally “off center”, so visitors would have to hassle moving their carts & carriages to pass thru the gates. This bought .. Read more »the guards precious minutes to identify who wanted entry, & to assess if there was any threat. Another key landmark, & good “meeting spot”, when you need.
5 stars in advance, no way to get in (04.12.21)
This is the old gate that's only open in the summer, but still worth a look. Gate & entrance of the old walled city of Krakow.
The Barbican is the most visible remaining part of the city defences, other than Wawel Castle. Entrance is about £2 and includes the small exhibition and wall walk on the city walls. These used to be joined to the barbican but those fortifica.. Read more »tions have been demolished.
You can walk around the courtyard inside and also the two levels of defences although there isn't much to see looking out as trees obscure a lot of the visibility. Inside is a huge amount of information that gives a full history of the barbican and other defences of the city including its last minute preservation.
I think we spent about an hour here and it seemed very quiet compared to the number of visitors elsewhere.
One of the very few military constructions of medieval times of this type that still exists today. Be sure to take a walk around it
An amazing remnant from the fifteenth-century fortifications of the city
Great views and very friendly staff. Sunday 10AM, no other people, exclusive visit, whole barbican for us :)
Famous city and famous place. Little bit history in one place. Strongly recommend!
Looks nice. Couldn't get in due to Covid restrictions.
A wonderful relic from Krakow's past right outside the old city. It's on the route you'll travel to reach the city gates, so you'll run into regardless, you might as well stop by and have a look! The view from the top is supposed .. Read more »to be nice.
Nice building, didn't go in.
Nice place to take a photo
Whilst the walls are in very good condition, the only history translated is on the ground level. There is no information whatsoever on the top levels. A few good views from the top but I was in and out in 15 min. Included in the krakow card.
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 krakow ... also a great spot por nice pics
Medieval fortress. The biggest barbican in Poland.
Paula Caballero Valido
Amazing place. Super nice, usually Walking tours star here.
Went to the barbecue and yet no burgers, no chicken, not even a sausage!!! Dont know if I would ever come back if I'm honest.
built in 1500 took part in many sieges of the city
To see such a structure is simply amazing! I managed to get inside and I was cleared one of the people of the Middle Ages were low because the inside of the barbican, which is loca.. Read more »ted along the perimeter, has very low passages.
With my height of 168, I felt comfortable, but for the rest of the people above it, it caused no inconvenience.
The ceiling of some places is very low (170 cm and below)
It's a pity that half of the building is buried underground and you can't even see it from the bridge leading to the city center.
One of the most recognisable places in Krakow. A beautiful piece of history located right in the city centre at the end of Floriańska street, in a walking distance from the market square. Surrounded by Planty, it's a great spot for a stroll. Cur.. Read more »rently closed due to the pandemic.
The animation show was superb. Very well showcased the history of Krakow. And being an Indian, got to know its connection with Hindu god Shiva. That was an interesting experience.