Overview of Krakow Barbican
The Barbican is a gateway fortification connected to the city's defensive walls. This brick moated structure is one of the last remaining examples of such fortifications Europe. Constructed in 1498 in Gothic style, with a wall that is 3 meter stick and an inner courtyard with a 25 meter diameter, it is frequently called a ‘masterpiece of medieval military engineering.’ It has seven turrets and 130 defensive slots. Even though it is not exactly a museum, and you can usually just cover all of it in 15 minutes, it is a popular place for exhibitions, concerts and theatre in the summer. Check the calendar online for possible events. And try not to be upset at the sight of pigeons who keep flying into the netting and dying. Apart from that, it has an almost fairy-tale appeal.
- If you can’t purchase it online, the tickets can also be purchased at Visitor Centre, Sukiennice, Rynek Glowny 1.
- The ticket price includes access to both the Barbican and the defense walls.
- Guided tours must be booked 3 days in advance.
- If your group is late for the guided tour you may be charged an extra 100 PLN.
- Opening hours are subject to change. Check the Barbican webpage Honda Krakow Historical Museum website to make sure it is open on the day of your planned visit. Also check the extended list of rules for your visit.
- Concessionary 6 PLN
- Groups 6 PLN
- Family ticket 16 PLN
- Guided tour: 85 PLN + ticket price
- Concessionary 4 PLN
- Groups 4 PLN
- Family ticket 10 PLN
- April to October: Closed on every second Monday of the month.
- Walk or cycle to here from inside old town.
- Drive or take a taxi to here.
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11.82% of people who visit Krakow include Barbakan Krakowski in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
45.03% of people start their Barbakan Krakowski visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Barbakan Krakowski
73.83% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Barbakan Krakowski
A brick fort made of bricks surrounded by a dry moat. Very nice to look at, unfortunately the museum was closed when I visited at about 5 pm. It is a popular spot since the Barbican is surrounded by a park and there are several food stands nearby for snacks and drinks.
It wasn't open to visitors when I walked around it, but it's a very impressive keep, part of the ancient defenses of Krakow which has been developed as a status symbol of the city over the centuries! I recommend going in the morning before it's too hot to walk around in summer
Kraków is very beautiful with great history around it.
Krakow barbican its a historic gateway leading into the old city of Krakow city in the south if Poland. The barbican built with gothic style around 1498. The barbican was originally linked to the city wall by a cover passageway.( you can get krakow barbican with local transport or walking ).................
Great fortification from 1498. nice talk to the city center from here. also, lot of bums in the park.