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Kazan Kremlin

Kazan Kremlin

 

 

 

 

Location: Kazan

 

 

 

 

 

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Description of the Kazan Kremlin

Kazan Kremlin was originally constructed by the Volga Bulgars in the 10th century AD.  Kazan Kremlin was probably a wooden fortress that protected a small settlement. Its remains were not discovered. The first stone walls were erected in the 12th century, although parts of the defences remained made of strong oak beams. Mongols that conquered these lands improved the defences and increased its size in 14th and 15th centuries. Most of the castle walls were badly damaged in 1552 during Russian siege. It was reconstructed by the stone masons from Pskov in the second half of the 16th century entirely from bricks. Originally the castle had 13 towers as a defence (some reached a height of 58 meters), but only 8 of these survived today. City walls reach a height of 12 meters.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Transportation

 

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

 

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

 

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

 

Interesting information and useful tips

 

 

 

 

 

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