The Barbican was built in 1548 as part of the Old Town’s fortifications and as protection for the Nowomiesjska Gate, of which little remains. It was partially dismantled during the 19th Century and rebuilt after World War II.
Nowadays the walls of the Barbican serve as an outdoor gallery where paintings/pictures are displayed for sale and also seemed to be a popular place for people to meet and hang out. It also provided a little bit of shelter from the biting January wind and snow!
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 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 :)
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.
Apparantly these were reconstructed after World War II, original historical bricks taken from other sites.
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 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.