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Serpukhov Kremlin

Serpukhov Kremlin

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Description of Serpukhov Kremlin

Serpukhov Kremlin is the central part of the medieval Russian town of Serpukhov. It was built on the left bank of Nara river at the Cathedral Hill. Unlike many other city fortifications in Russia Serpukhov Kremlin was constructed from white stone. Today only parts of the original city walls remain. Serpukhov Kremlin was built in 1374 out of oak tree that grew here in abundance around Nara river. Oak beams gave a shape to city walls and most of strength was provided by soil and rocks that filled the walls. Serpukhov Kremlin had only entrance to make defense of the town easier. Second entrance was added in the 19th century to ease traffic through the historic center. In the 16th century Serpukhov Kremlin becomes part of massive defenses against Crimean Khanate. Serpukhov held a strategic Senkin point that was commonly used to transport people and whole armies on their way to Moscow.

 

White Stone Serpukhov Kremlin was constructed in 1556 replacing wooden military defenses. So current Kremlin repeats the same outline as a medieval Serpukhov fortifications. Military construction didn't end there. Residents of Serpukhov built a wooden fortress to protect Serpukhov harbor. Its total length measure at a thousand meters.

 

Serpukhov Kremlin was demolished during winter 1934 to use material for the construction of the Moscow Subway. Only parts of original city walls survive today.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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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