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The Annunciation Tower

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Identification

The Annunciation Tower
The Blagoveschenskaya Tower
234017

Map

Structure in General

guard tower
existing [completed]

Facts

  • It is a typical quadrangular tower of the southern part of The Kremlin Wall.
  • Originally, the tower was built in 1487-1488.
  • Its name is connected with the legend of the magic icon of Annunciation once installed on it.
  • In 1680, the tower was overbuilt with a stone marquee.
  • The Kremlin’s laundresses took the washing from the Kremlin down to Moskva River via the gate near the tower. The Pants-Washing Gate was filled in 1831.
  • The tower’s height without the weathervane is 30.7m.

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Location

Kremlin
Kitay-Gorod
Central
Moscow
City of Moscow
Russia

Technical Data

106.46 ft
106.46 ft
1680
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