Kazan Kremlin

Kazan Kremlin

 
 
Kazan Kremlin – a holistic architectural ensemble that preserves the features of all swept over him centuries. It is framed by high white stone walls with characteristic loopholes and thirteen marquee towers. The chief attraction of Kremlin is standing inside a seven storied tower is Passage Syuyumbeki height 58 meters, characteristic profile that is visible everywhere, and compositionally balanced outlines travel the Spassky Tower, located at the opposite end of the Kremlin.
 
Once the Kazan Kremlin was surrounded by water on three sides. To the north of the fortress was abroad Kazanka river in the east – three lakes and man-made water from the west boundary of the city-fortress was duct-Bulak, laid by the ancient Tartar builders and connecting Kazanka the lake Kaban. This canal served as both defensive and shipping tasks – for his goods from the Volga and Kazanka delivered under the very walls of the city. In medieval times the walls of the Kremlin were bulk, oak, but inside it was built as a wood – oak and pine, and stone buildings.
 
By the middle of the XVI century, to the conquest of the city, there are about 30 000 people. Kazan Kremlin, and in ancient times made the most impressive impression. Russian chronicler, describing the capture of Kazan tells the story of how surprised Ivan the Terrible “extraordinary beauty of the walls of the fortress castle. And the English traveler Anthony Jenkinson, in his memoirs in 1558 wrote: “Kazan – a beautiful city, built by Russian and Tatar model with a strong castle, standing on a high hill.”
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