Spasskaya Tower of Novgorod Kremlin
[Historic Monuments of Novgorod and Surroundings] (Russian Federation)



Novgorod is the oldest city in Russia and it was existed as the Principality of Novgorod in the Medieval Ages. In order to distinguish it from other Novgorod, after 1998 it is called Veliky Novgorod (Large Novgorod) as the official name.
In 1992 it was registered to World Heritage Site as "Historic Monuments of Novgorod and surroundings".
Russian "Kremlin" (Kremlin) means "Citadelle". It seems that there was a wooden castle already in the 11th century, and it was rebuild for stone in the 14th - 15th century. The fortress is elliptical, with the longest part of the north and south being 565 m and the east and west being 220 m. Wall thickness varies from place to place, 3.6 to 6.5 m. The height is 8 to 15 m. There are nine towers on the wall (it seems there were 13 towers in the past).
This Spasskaya tower (Russian: Спасская башня, Новгородский детинец ) is built on the south side of the castle in the 15th century. The height of the tower is 34 m.



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