The Barbican is one of the city's greatest tourist attractions. It is one of seven facilities of this type in the country, and although our Warsaw building is a post-war reconstruction, it allows, at least in part, to imagine the monumental system of fortifications, which were the defensive walls of Warsaw.
Visiting ancient medieval cities, undoubtedly, one of the most interesting attractions are, if preserved, the city walls. The defensive walls of Warsaw have been partially preserved, while the rest is a post-war reconstruction. However, you probably already know this after reading the article about the history of walls.
In the Middle Ages, one of the factors determining the prestige and seriousness of the city were undoubtedly the defensive walls that surrounded the city. One resulted from the other. The walls were erected to protect the urban center, important from the regional point of view. At the same time, surrounding the city with a wall increased its prestige and importance in the region.