The Plantry Park in Cracow- is the largest central urban park in Europe, encircling the oldest park of city.
In the past city was surrounded by a wall brick built in brick and stone, 2.40 metres thick and 6-7 metres high. Some 9 metres outside the wall was a rampart, 2.20-2.50 metres high. The entire structure was protected by a moat, 3 metres deep and 6-8 metres wide. ( Around the Barbican this barrier extended to 24 metres wide).
THE PLANTY PARK
The name of the best known Polish park, the Planty, is derived from word "plants".
A municipal park which replaced the demolished city walls is 4 kilometres long and extends over the area of 21 hectares, as such a unique planning project for Europe.