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The Tsarskaya Tower

The Kremlin Wall
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The tower's original look has been preserved. In the lower level of the tower there is an archway.
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The Tsarskaya Tower was build right on top of the wall between the Spasskaya and the Nabatnaya Towers in 80-s of the 17th century. Its octahedral marquee standing on four pitcher-shaped pillars recalls the roofs of the tower buildings of that time. 

According to the Kremlin's map of the end of the 17th century, there was a tetrahedral wooden turret on the tower’s place. Its name is connected with a legend saying that it was a sort of canopy over the Tsar’s throne. From here the Russian Tsar could see what was going on in the Kremlin and Red Square. 

Besides, the alarm-bells of the Kremlin fire brigade, so-called Spasskiy Nabat, were fixed on the Tsarskaya Tower. 

Its height including the vane is 16,7 m.

Text and photos provided by The Moscow Kremlin State Historical and Cultural Museum and Heritage Site.

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