The only existing town gate (fortress gate)
A few steps away (16, Freta Street) you'll see the original home of Maria Sklodowska-Curie which is now a museum devoted to her, the first woman to win a Nobel prize (for the discovery of radioactivity).
This is near the Old Town Square. A semicircular defnsive tower topped with a decorative Renaissance parapet. It was partially dismantled in the 19th century, but reconstructed in WWII.
The Barbican of the old town can be found on the north-side. It's the largest part of the castle wall surrouning the old town.
The imposing Barbican and the old walls give you an insight into how the Old Town was once fortified. The Barbican is stunning and provides a great photo opporunity.
Barbican, it was constructed in 1548 to become a part of 1200 metres long city defence wall system.
Nowadays, There are only some parts of this walls. It's nice place :)
Apparantly these were reconstructed after World War II, original historical bricks taken from other sites.
The Barbican surrounds much of the Old Town, and parts are being reconstructed today. Though most of it is not original it's still interesting to see a perpetual work-in-progress.
You can see some authentic ruins of the border of the Old Town....Very great to touch it!!! Some romantic places to seat if you are living a romance...
Barbakan Bastion used to be a part of an extensive defense network running all around the city. Now it's a superb example of a gone era.