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Vologda Kremlin, Vologda

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Climb the bell tower and explore three centuries of architecture in the archbishops' courtyard of Vologda Kremlin. Capture a panoramic view of the city from the chapel, and walk around the steward's house and the bishop's chambers, named after Archbishop Simon, under whom it was constructed in 1669. Wander through the Baroque Joseph block, constructed from 1764-1769. Even though the area has never been under attack, the surrounding high walls with their loopholes and covered transitions inside are reminiscent of a fortress, designed symbolically to indicate that the strong walls represent the ideological glorification of the church and the bishops. Wear comfortable shoes to walk around, and note that when you are climbing the bell tower, you can often feel it sway in the wind. Take a look at our Vologda itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Vologda Kremlin and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • It worth to visit as it is in good shape and fully represent old northern Russian architecture. Cathedral in this Kremlin is also very beautiful and deserves to visit it.  more »
  • It's so nice and peaceful there. And do not miss climbing the bell tower, it is really worth doing. The view is outstanding!!!  more »
  • While there we went to the top of the bell tower and into the cathedral on day and visited the museums the second day. The view from the top of the bell tower was incredible. The last level is not for...  more »

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