+3 Combat Strength in combat for Units in or adjacent to the District
+20 District Fortification
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Count as " Commons Quarter"
Is: Land Unit Spawn.
Protects neighboring Tiles from being ransacked.
Eclipsing mere gates in city walls, the manned barbican offers protection for the surrounding quarters of the city.
The barbican is the name of a type of fortified building typically found in Polish towns. Part of wider network of city fortifications, it served to protect a passageway (postern, city entrance, etc.), providing cover for soldiers when they performed an offensive sortie as well as when retreating. The most well-known barbican is probably the one in Krakow, which protected a bridge leading to the city gates. Built in 1498 in the Gothic style, it consisted of a round fortress 25 m in diameter topped by seven watchtowers and is surrounded by a ditch that connects to the city’s moat. The three-meter thick walls were designed to withstand enemy artillery fire, while its arrow slits and machicolations allow the city’s defenders to fire on the enemy.