Barbican de Cracovia

The Kraków barbican (barbakan krakowski) is a barbican – a fortified outpost once connected to the city walls. It is a historic gateway leading into the Old Town of Kraków, Poland. The Gothic-style barbican, built around 1498, is one of only three such fortified outposts still surviving in Europe, and the best preserved. It is a moated cylindrical brick structure with an inner courtyard 24.4 meters in diameter, and seven turrets. Its 3-meter-thick walls hold 130 embrasures. The barbican was originally linked to the city walls by a covered passageway that led through St. Florian's Gate and served as a checkpoint for all who entered the city.On its eastern wall, a tablet commemorates the feat of the Kraków burgher, Marcin Oracewicz, who, during the Bar Confederation, defended the town against the Russians and shot their Colonel Panin.

It currently serves as a tourist attraction and venue for a variety of exhibitions.

Fuente de la descripción:ów_barbican por wikipedia

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Estilo definición de categoría Gótico
Categoría definición de categoría estructuras militares
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Sugerencia definición de sugerencia Free entrance
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Coordenadas geográficas 50.0656674, 19.9416139
Dirección Cracovia, Krakowskie Planty
Fechas de construcción 1498 - 1499
Fecha de apertura 1499

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