The My Destination iPad Air competition: terms and conditions
- The My Destination iPad Air competition (the "Competition") is open to anyone that is not an employee or agency of My Destination Limited ("MD").
- Entry into the Competition is acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
- To enter the Competition you must sign in to MD, favourite a company and then provide a tip/suggestion about that business.
- A single winner will be chosen on the first (1) day of month by the content team (the "Judge") of MD. The winner will be selected based on the quality of the tip/suggestion they have published and it's helpfulness to other travellers.
- The winner will receive an iPad Air Wi-fi 16GB.
- If you win a competition, we will notify you by email. The judges' decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
- By entering the competition the winner agrees to participate in such promotional activity and material as MD may require.
- The prize will not be transferable to another person.
- No part of a prize is exchangeable for cash or any other prize.
- MD reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this Competition with or without prior notice. The decision of MD in all matters under its control is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.
- MD accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by you as a result of entering the Competition or accepting the prize. MD further disclaims liability for any injury or damage to your or any other person's computer relating to or resulting in connection with the Competition.
- The Competition will be governed by English law.
- Promoter: My Destination Ltd, 18A Pindock Mews, London, W9 2PY, UK.
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First or one of the first buildings of its kind in the world. Thanks to its advancement, an inspiration for military constructors in the Middle Ages.
- Address: Old Town
In the late Middle Ages, Krakow was the seat of Poland's kings, and the bustling market square and royal castle were surrounded by a maze of narrow streets and a high protecting wall. The gates were opened every morning for merchants to enter the marketplace, and closed again at nightfall as the merchants returned to their villages. Guards manned the towers and defended the city from these walls in times of invasion. The main gate, Brama Florianska, was protected by the Barbican, a turreted fortress with arrow slits and defensive walls three meters thick, reached from the gate tower by a walled passage and a drawbridge.
Today, the Barbakan stands alone, beautifully restored, in the midst of the Planty gardens, which follow the outline of the old city walls. Fragments of these walls can still be seen in places, but the only remaining segment lies beyond the Barbican at the Florianska gate.
As you gaze up at the high towers from a garden bench just outside the Old Town, remember that a moat once lay where you sit, twenty meters wide and eight meters deep; a footbridge leading up to the Barbican gate marks the point where the moat was crossed. Enemies were greeted with arrow fire and hot tar; a plaque on one of the Barbican's walls commemorates the bravery of the 18th century townsman Marcin Oracewicz who, for lack of any proper ammunition, shot an attacking Russian with his own button.
The Barbican now houses a historical museum and many open-air exhibitions and concerts. Particularly popular are reenactments of medieval tournaments, complete with swordfights, torture instruments and a demonstration by an executioner. A fencing tournament is held here every year. A ticket to the Barbican costs about 6 zloty and includes entry to Krakow's city walls.
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