Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan, Krakow

4.2
#8 of 68 in Museums in Krakow
Learn the history of the city's defensive walls at Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan, a historical gateway leading into the Old Town. The circular fortress with an inner courtyard and seven turrets was added to the city's fortifications along the coronation route in the late 15th century. Look for a tablet on its eastern wall commemorating the feat of a local burgher who defended the city by shooting a Russian commander with a coat button. Notice forwarded balconies with floor hatches that were used to pour melted lead, boiling oil, or to throw projectiles. Now the fortification hosts medieval pageants, jousting contests, summer concerts, and theater performances. For Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan and beyond, use our Krakow trip itinerary builder app to get the most from your Krakow vacation.
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  • The Barbican, also known was the northernmost part of Kraków’s fortifications, built with the aim of defending the city from Turk and Tartar attacks, which reached as far as the region around Kraków.....  more »
  • Nice area to visit down by the Barbican and park area. Short walk from the Old town. Museum was closed when we went. Worth a stroll around  more »
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  • It's a beautiful construction that happens to be closed. The outside is spectacular enough to worth a quarter of an hour. Remarkable how they managed to preserve these old buildings throughout the city.
  • It's a beautiful construction that happens to be closed for visiting at the time of this review. The outside is spectacular enough to worth a quarter of an hour. Remarkable how they managed to preserve these old buildings all throughout the city.

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