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- The Barbican
- ul. Basztowa
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The 500-year-old Barbican (Barbakan), initially erected to protect Krakow's main city gate, Brama Florianska, spreads 24.4 meter in diameter, and servers nowadays as a summer concert hall or theatre. The then Europe's mightiest city gate buffer has got walls three metres thick, and originally was surrounded by a 30-meter-wide, deep moat. The 16-century circular marvel of military architecture is topped with seven turrets; the loopholes (a total of 130) in four rows were used by artillery, archers and riflemen. The barbican was connected with the Brama Florianska gate tower by a drawbridge and a walled passage. The museum is open to visitors daily from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the high season, namely between April 1st and October 31st.
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