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Tower of Saint Constantine (Feodosiya) (Feodosiya)

Tower of Saint Constantine (Feodosiya) (Feodosiya) 

 
 
Location: Feodosiya

 

 

 

 

 

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Description of Tower of Saint Constantine in Feodosiya

Tower of Saint Constantine (Feodosiya) (Feodosiya)Tower of Saint Constantine is one of the most prominent remains of the medieval military defences constructed by settlers from an Italian town of Genoa. It is situated in the park "Yubileyny" near a large train station. Medieval tower was erected in 1338 to increase defences of the town. It was protected by a water filled moat  and earth rampart that ran around the perimeter of the medieval Feodosiya. Later it got a wooden fence to protect towers and walls against siege weapons. The tower was dedicated to the ancient Roman emperor Saint Constantine who legalized Christianity within boundaries of his empire. Alternatively it was called Arsenal Tower since it was use to store weapons. In 1475 Tower of Saint Constantine was increased in size and complexity. Genoese artisan added barbican for better defences.

 

The last time tower of Saint Constantine was restored was in 1914. Russian Imperial government in a symbolic gesture commissioned this work to Italian masters. Today it serves as a dance floor for local Feodosiya disco bar known as "Pyatak" (Пятак).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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