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Smolensk Kremlin, Smolensk

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
One of the most important of Russia's defensive fortifications in its western regions, Smolensk Kremlin boasts a multitude of imposing towers and sturdy walls. Visit the fortress, finished in 1602 on orders of Russia's leaders, and get an up-close look at the surviving portions of the original 6.5 km (4 mi) of walls. In addition to the walls, 17 of the defense towers have also endured the centuries, best represented by the fully restored Gromovaya tower. Note that several of the towers represent slightly different architectural styles, from those with cylindrical bases to those built with squared, angular sides. You can view parts of the bastion, but keep in mind that some areas may be inaccessible due to years of neglect during the Soviet era. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Smolensk holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Smolensk Kremlin and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • ESRI krmeli compare different cities-Smolensk in the top half. There is something to see, the busy streets around.
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  • Absolutely stunning structure for defense of the city walls with a thickness of up to 6 meters in this field. Survived, unfortunately, not completely and was destroyed. But survived in parts of the city centre.
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  • While in Smolensk we stopped here and went up to the top of this wall. It was a bit dangerous going up the steps but once at the top the view was great if the city. 
  • Good place
  • Well nice
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  • Delicious meat and soup. Sorry for not including it and 9 March there was no beer and almost no wine
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  • The price tag could be and less to do. Very cool.
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  • Russian frontier history of our motherland.
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