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Decembrist Bestuzhev's House

Decembrist Bestuzhev's House

The house is an outstanding example of the Empire architecture. It most probably was built after 1820. Since 1867, Decembrist Mikhail Bestuzhev lived here after his return from exile. He died there in 1871.

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The 17th Century Chambers

The 17th Century Chambers

Although the late 19th century facades have quite an eclectic decor, the building still has retained its authentic structure and layout. Its core is the ancient chambers dating back to the second half of the 17th century.

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Residential House within the Homestead of N.G.Grigoryev

Residential House within the Homestead of N.G.Grigoryev

The house was built on the grounds of the entrepreneur Nikolay Grigoryev's homestead who in the 2000 has been canonized as a local saint — New Martyr and Confessor of Russia.

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Krutitskiye Barracks

Krutitskiye Barracks

After 1798, when the Krutitskoye Episcopal Metochion plot was given over to the Gendarme Corps, some buildings were used as cells for political prisoners, the most famous of whom was Alexander I. Herzen (he spent there seven months in 1834–1835). Lavrenty P. Beria was kept for one day in 1953 in the building constructed to architect E.D. Tiurin’s design.

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South Wing of the Tiutchev Homestead

South Wing of the Tiutchev Homestead

Vertical window niches are one of the distinctive features of the early Russian neoclassical architecture of the 18th century. They are present both on the facade along the lane and on the Southern wing walls facing the homestead courtyard.

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The Tsarskaya Tower

The Tsarskaya Tower

The Kremlin Wall

The tower's original look has been preserved. In the lower level of the tower there is an archway.

Rating: 3.2
The Kutafiya Tower

The Kutafiya Tower

The Kremlin Wall

The tower was named after the Old Russian word «kut» meaning «shelter, corner», «peninsula».

Rating: 3.3
The Troitskaya Tower

The Troitskaya Tower

The Kremlin Wall

The tower received its current name in 1658 from the Trinity Monastery in the Kremlin. Before that, it was called Bogoyavlenskaya, Znamenskaya, and Kuretnaya, according to the churches located in the Kremlin and the Courtyard.

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The Armoury (Oruzheinaya) Tower

The Armoury (Oruzheinaya) Tower

The Kremlin Wall

The Oruzheynaya Tower received its current name in the XIXth century after the Armoury Chamber had been built in its vicinity.

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The Komendantskaya Tower

The Komendantskaya Tower

The Kremlin Wall

The tower's height as seen from the Alexandrovsky Gardens is 41,25 m.

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The Middle Arsenalnaya Tower

The Middle Arsenalnaya Tower

The Kremlin Wall

The tower received its current name in the early XVIIIth century during the construction of the Kremlin's Arsenal.

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The Nabatnaya Tower

The Nabatnaya Tower

The Kremlin Wall

The main function of the tower was to room the bells of the Spasslky's Nabat (the Kremlin's fire brigade).

Rating: 3.3
The Senatskaya Tower

The Senatskaya Tower

The Kremlin Wall

This interstitial tower have been mainly protected the Kremlin's side facing Red Square.

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The Uglovaya Arsenalnaya Tower

The Uglovaya Arsenalnaya Tower

The Kremlin Wall

The most monumental Kremlin's corner tower is the Uglovaya Arsenalnay Tower with a completed fortification line on the side of Red Square. It protected the ferry across the Neglinnaya River.

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The Nikolskaya tower

The Nikolskaya tower

The Kremlin Wall

This is quadrangular tower with with a through-passage on the eastern side of the Kremlin wall, built in 1491 by Pietro Antonio Solari. It has a side-strelnitsa facing Red Square.

Rating: 3.2
 The Spasskaya Tower

The Spasskaya Tower

The Kremlin Wall

The Spasskaya Tower (former Frolovskaya) was built in 1491 by Italian architect Pietro Antonio Solari.

Rating: 3.1
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