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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 1 week ago
Alexei_V
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Moscow, Russia
Visit once!

I was visit there with my friends we are lot of enjoy the visit. Many tourist are visit there. It's... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
ramprasadjadhav1999
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Aurangabad, India
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Studencheskaya ul., d. 4, Smolensk 214000, Russia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 11 March 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 1 October 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 13 February 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 George S
Reviewed 25 September 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 Animaldrums9585
Reviewed 31 March 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 16 October 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

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Reviewed 29 September 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 6 September 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
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Fortesses of smolensk are great...as they contain so much hiatory. A story of brave soilders who made this city a hero city. City is more than 100 year old.. beauty of its own.

Thank 26amy
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