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Historical Museum of the Municipality of Krakow

Historical Museum of the Municipality of Krakow

The Barbican

ul. Basztowa

Public visiting hours:
during summer season (April – October)
Every day 10:30 – 18:00

The Barbican is the most interesting remnant of Krakow's medieval fortifications and one of the few of its type surviving in Europe. It was built in the Gothic style between 1498–99 partially of brick and partially of stone. It formed a kind of spacious bastion, with four levels of archers' loopholes in a chessboard pattern and seven observation towers. It stands on the Royal Route, which once witnessed coronation and funeral processions of Polish kings, the passage of important European diplomats and heroic military leaders, greeted by the throngs of townspeople.

wszystkie galerie z muzeum
  • Program regionalny
  • województwo maloposkie
  • Unia Europejska
The following Project is cofinanced by the European Union under the Małopolska Regional Operational Programme for the years 2007 – 2013