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  The Arsenal and Water Towers
by TheWanderingCamel
 
 

Twenty towers punctuate the more than two kilometres of wall that surround the Kremlin. Most of them were built within the last fifteen years of the 15th century. Some, such as the Saviour Gate Tower and the Trinity Gate Tower mark entrances in to the compound, whilst others served different purposes such as a prison, a watch tower and a tower to house a water pump. All were built as major points in the defense the stronghold. Nowadays, painted deep red (some with an additional frosting of white) with their green roofs and their red stars lit at night they look both dramatic and festive.

Address: Moscow, Russia, 103073
Phone: +7 965 150-00-71
Website: http://www.kreml.ru/

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  • Updated Mar 27, 2006
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