Fort Legionow

Warsaw, Poland

Fort Legionow was built between 1852 and 1854 on the southern foreland of the Warsaw Citadel. Initially, the fort had the shape of a three-storey artillery turret, surrounded by a fortified ditch with three cofferdams and a gallery in the counterscarp. Its task was to guard the citadel from the side of the New Town and also to defend the seasonal bridge over the Vistula River.

In the years between 1866 and 1874 the fort was modernized. A battery emplacement in the shape of the letter “L” was built between the bastion and the River Vistula, equipped with two emergency brick shelters and also a brick battery which was meant to control the Vistula River bed. The fort survived during the Warsaw Uprising despite the ongoing fierce fighting over the Polish Security Printing Works and after 1945 it was used by the military.

Since 1999, the fort has been privately owned by a well-known family of Warsaw restaurateurs, Agnieszka and Marcin Kreglicki. Three buildings have survived in Warsaw arranged around the Citadel. Fort Legionow is the only structure in the Warsaw Citadel of a “mountainous” nature, with a complex underground system.

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Zakroczymska 12, Warsaw, Poland
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Founded: 1852
Category: Castles and fortifications in Poland

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Mark Paine (6 months ago)
Wonderful museum and this has to be on your list of museums to visit in Warsaw. Get the audio guide if you done speak Polish. A very moving tribute to those murdered by the Soviets during WWII. Never forget.
Vivi (7 months ago)
We could not really tell what the function of this building is. The surrounding park has many potential but is a bit neglected.
Anna (8 months ago)
This regiment fort was built in the mid-19th century. Now it is still a beautiful historical building.The surroundings are good for walking and relaxing.
Milan Mraovic (10 months ago)
Beautiful brick fortress constructed in the mid-19th century, I would recommend to visit it if you have the time, but it's not on the top places to visit list. The exterior is beautiful, but there is not much to see apart from the exterior. When we where there it was closed, and I didn't find anything else around it. However there is a bit and nice park around the fortress.
Martin Palm (2 years ago)
Nice looking fort but don't have anything else going for it than the outside. Unique looking fort that wort the visit if you have some time over in the surroundings area. But don't expect any greater value than the outside of the building. Since the inside is nothing special and the surrounding park is not as great as some of the others in Warsaw.
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