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Vladivostok Fortress, Vladivostok

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Historic Walking Area Military Facility
Arranged in a network around the city, Vladivostok Fortress served as the primary defenses for one of the most important historical positions in the Russian Far East. Wander the extensive fortifications, passing by the multitude of gun emplacements and artillery platforms that would have been used to defend the surrounding strategic waterways. Though constructed beginning in the 19th century, the hulking concrete bastions didn't see combat until the start of the Russo-Japanese War in 1904. Also littered around the area are numerous armored combat vehicles, anti-aircraft guns, and other examples of weaponry. You can drop by the small museum housed in the fortress, displaying a collection of Soviet artifacts and ammunition along with displays about the facility itself presented in English. Keep in mind that most of the sights here are outdoors, so dress accordingly. Use our Vladivostok tourist route planner to add Vladivostok Fortress and other attractions to your Vladivostok vacation plans.
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Where to stay in Vladivostok

One of the most popular destinations of the Russian Far East, Vladivostok offers its visitors plenty of options for a place to stay. You'll find many centrally located hotels, as well as those in residential areas; and because of the city's bay location, sea-view rooms are not an uncommon feature. Several high-end hotels cater to well-heeled travelers, while those with more modest budgets will also find plenty of options, including smaller hotels, bed and breakfasts, and hostels. If you prefer self-catering accommodation, look for apartments in some of the most popular locations around the city.
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  • Although weather was atrocious the day we visited enjoyed this tremendously. Good selection of military vehicles (albeit some in poor shape) and guns. Includes an indoor museum which was part of a com...  more »
  • Overlooking the bay (and an Olympic Centre of Excellence for swimming and athletics) this is a nice collection of weapons of WW1, WW2 and the Sixties and well worth a visit.  more »
  • There are all kinds if weapons, mostly guns, on display here. The casements beneath the large guns have been turned into a museum. I found myself wondering if the guns were ever fired or whether their...  more »
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  • Staff is nice. Good place to visit
  • Great views out to sea. Fascinating history to the place.
  • This is a part of the World War history, if you like to know about how Russians fight for their people. It's worth to spend your times for an hours.
  • For those who have an interest in military history, is rated the English description of the regional Museum is much better than bigger scale than I thought.
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  • One of the best museums in Vladivostok at all. With children to visit necessarily, children can zalazit' on tools, rotate, aim and the like for adults a vast amount of information on the history of forts and fortifications of the Vladivostok fortress.
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