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The kremlin is HUGE. There were originally over 30 towers, 17 of which are still standing. I think... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Eva J
Kiev, Ukraine
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A nice old red-brick castle

Smolensk, once an important border city between Russia and Poland/Lithuania, suffered a lot from... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2018
Moscow, Russia
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Studencheskaya ul., d. 4, Smolensk 214000, Russia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The kremlin is HUGE. There were originally over 30 towers, 17 of which are still standing. I think it's the biggest I've seen so far in Russia.

Thank Eva J
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Smolensk, once an important border city between Russia and Poland/Lithuania, suffered a lot from WWII hostilities and hardly ever recovered so far. The Fortress used to room families living there without any basic utilities until late 70-s. These days, the fortress remains the prime attraction...More

Thank Alexei_V
Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

I was visit there with my friends we are lot of enjoy the visit. Many tourist are visit there. It's was a awesome experience of my!

Thank ramprasadjadhav1999
Reviewed October 1, 2017

The main attraction of the city, its towers and fragments can be found everywhere in the old part of the city. Not all fragments have been preserved equally well, there are some abandoned towers and parts of the wall. Along with this, there are well-restored...More

Thank Zuevy
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

The fortress is seen from far away, when one will just enter the city. It's impressive, or thou it's not so special in terms of architecture. The central city part one is renovated and looks really nice. The other parts unfortunately are mostly in a...More

Thank Gsoonly
Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

While in Smolensk we stopped here and went up to the top of this wall. It was a bit dangerous going up the steps but once at the top the view was great if the city.

Thank Andy G
Reviewed March 30, 2016

If you go to Smolensk and not head to the museums or war monuments (there's a lot of them there), then this is the main attraction for you. A great example of the Russian medieval fortress masonry, in different stages of ruining and restoration. The...More

Thank Frickelbude
Reviewed October 16, 2015

Astonishing building, lasting 6 kilometers, standing here for almost 4 centuries. Was build by efforts of all cities of Russia, suffered a lot of wars (with Poland, Napoleon invasion and second World War) and still alive. You can climb on some towers and walls to...More

1  Thank Daniil T
Reviewed September 28, 2015

Smolensk Fortress is picturesque. It's an construction that was protecting Russia for centuries and centuries. So, that is undoubtedly a Russian place of natural and cultural beauty. But, visiting it, you encounter a paradox. Such symbolic place is neglected. No one wall fragment has been...More

Thank Hoshea P
Reviewed September 6, 2014

We really enjoyed walking around the fortress and even found great places to take pictures of our four teen children. Amazing back drop and architecture.

Thank Traceyembly
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