The Barbican

ul. Basztowa, Kraków

This 15th-century defensive bastion, located several dozen metres outside the city walls, was originally surrounded with a moat and was connected to the Florianska Gate by a passageway. It was built to defend the first wave of an enemy attack. The Barbican has seven turrets and 130 embrasures. Its walls are more than 3 metres thick. It is the largest such structure in Poland and one of the best preserved in Europe.

Date: 2013-06-06 Show ticket
News author: Weronika Dulowska
News Publisher: Portal główny EN
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