5 star rating: Highly Recommended 146 Reviews

Add your review

  • Address: Floriańska 55
In 1499 Krakow was a wealthy city under constant threat of attack, especially from the rampaging Ottomans. So they made themselves into a fortress. The Great Barbican is both the principal entry point to the city and a massive seven turreted point of defense. These days it looks like a fairytale city gate, back then it was either a massive relief to reach it with your wagons intact, or a deterrent to your planned attack on the city.

The actual gate to the city was St Florian's gate, linked to the Barbican by a covered passageway. But the Barbican and the series of moats and walls which lead away from it, ringing the city, were the first point of entry to Krakow in the Middle Ages. Today, you still enter the Old Town of the city through the impressive  Barbican.

Practical Info

Entry to the Barbican is included in the ticket for Brama Floriana gate tower and the other medieval fortifications. You can walk the remaining city walls.

Tours & Tickets

See all

Private Tour: Krakow City Highlights Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

See the sights of Krakow with a private guide at your side! This comprehensive 3.5-hour sightseeing tour can be done by foot or minivan and offers a flexible ...  Read more

Location: Krakow, Poland
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $18.34

Sightseeing Bike Tour of Krakow

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 117 Reviews

Our tour meets in the largest medieval square in Europe, the main market square of Krakow. After an introduction on Krakow's origins we lead our guests to our ...  Read more

Location: Krakow, Poland
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $28.93

Private Tour: Krakow City Sightseeing by Electric Car

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Explore Krakow’s highlights in an eco-friendly Melex car on this 1.5-hour private tour with audio commentary. Settle into a neat and nippy electric car with a ...  Read more

Location: Krakow, Poland
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $25.22

Small-Group Krakow Old Town Walking Tour Including Rynek Glówny, Mariacki and Wawel Cathedral

4 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Discover Old Town Krakow on this walking tour with a knowledgeable guide, who will give you the rundown on Krakow’s long history. From Rynek Glówny (Main ...  Read more

Location: Krakow, Poland
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $17.19

Krakow Museums and Transport Pass

Enjoy complimentary access to Krakow’s top museums and its bus and tram network with the Krakow Museums and Transport Pass. Choose from a 2- or 3-day pass and ...  Read more

Location: Krakow, Poland
Duration: Flexible

From USD $28.66

See all

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message