Kraków Defence Walls

Stare Miasto, Poland

The defences of Kraków date back to the 13th century and consisted of a wall with 39 towers and 8 gates, surrounded by a moat. The Wawel Castle defended one end of the town, and the Barbican the other. Today you can still see the Castle and the Barbican, and a small section of the wall by St Florian's Gate.

But the site of the old wall has been replaced by a garden, The Planty, that encircles the city. As you walk around the garden you can still see fragments of the walls and the gates.


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Founded: Medieval
Category: Castles and fortifications in Poland


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O S (11 months ago)
Very interesting. Note that their 16 zl ticket is for two places at once - Barbakan and Walls.
Andrea Napolitano (2 years ago)
Part of the ancient walls, you can visit with the combined ticket. It provides good and simple description of the defense of the time. No spectacular view, but nice time in there
Marcus Hurley (3 years ago)
This is a pretty gate but to get to it (other than walking through it) you need to buy a ticket from the Barbican just outside. This then allows you to visit the city walls and Florian Gate, including the small exhibition. The Barbican visit is excellent and it is worth viewing the walls and gate too as there is a nice little model to show how it all originally fitted together.
Paweł (4 years ago)
This small, seasonal 'museum' gives you a chance to climb around what's left of Kraków's 13th century defensive walls. Ticket costs only 12 PLN and is included also entrance to Barbican and Celestat.
Viorel Ciuna (6 years ago)
The renovated defensive wall of Krakow citadel, became one of the main touristic attraction of the town. Near this wall, the the artists expose their paints or different other art manufactures. It is a very nice place to be visited!
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