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Great Barbican

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.

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Private Tour: Krakow City Highlights Tour

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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 $17.33

Best Krakow Super Saver: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip plus Private Krakow Tour by Electric Car

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Explore Krakow by Melex electric car and visit the UNESCO-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine with this Krakow Super Saver that combines two top-selling tours in a day. ...  Read more

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

From USD $64.97
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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 $27.07

Small-Group Krakow Old Town or Kazimierz Jewish District Segway Tour

Discover Krakow’s sights with ease on a 2-hour Segway tour ideal for first-time visitors. Choose from two itineraries to explore either Krakow’s UNESCO-listed ...  Read more

Location: Kraków, Poland
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $43.31

Private Tour: Krakow City Sightseeing by Electric Car

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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 $32.49

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