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Barbican in Cracow.

The Barbican was built between 1498-1499 and paid for by King Jan Olbracht. It is Gothic in style and used to be surrounded by a deep, 26 meter wide moat. There were two gates, one from Kleparz and the other from the city walls. The west gate used to be supported by 4 pillars. The Krakow Barbican is the largest and best preserved building of its kind in Europe. It's construction is circular with 3 meter thick walls.

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