Gremyachaya Tower

Pskov, Russia

Gremyachaya or Gremjatšaja Tower was a defensive keep built by Vasili III of Russia in 1525. The six-storey tower is 20m high and 15m wide.

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Founded: 1525
Category: Castles and fortifications in Russia

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саня телюкин (2 years ago)
Красивое место, можно рядом покататься на лодки или покормить уток.
George Bezu (2 years ago)
Башня - историческая. Частично разрушено. Если поднять к башне, то откроется замечательный вид на парк и реку. Также сможете посмотреть и зайти в восстанавливаемую церковь Козьмы и Домиана.
SWONARJOW (2 years ago)
На Гремячей Горе открывается хороший вид на город
Alexey Mikhnevich (2 years ago)
Живописная руина. Стоит на краю обрыва над рекой Псковой. Сама башня - почти целая, утрачены только внутренние деревянные перекрытия, но подходящие к ней стены Окольного города - разрушены, что только добавляет башне загадочности и очарования. От основания башни открывается отличный вид на реку и парк. Очень романтичное место.
Регина (2 years ago)
Мария Анашина (востоковед, путешественница, конник. Член Русского географического общества) пишет : Каждый уголок древнего Пскова богат историей и преданиями. И одно из них, которое оставляет неизгладимое впечатление и на местного жителя, и на путешественника — это Гремячая гора, над которой высится Гремячая (Космодемьянская) башня, небольшая полузаброшенная церковь Козьмы и Дамиана, руины стены Окольного города. Чуть в стороне — руины дома Л.И.Оглоблиной. У подножия горы — место со зловещим названием Волчьи Ямы, где сохранились руины Офицерского корпуса (палат Якова Сырникова) и здание бывшей трапезной Гремяцкого монастыря (Кожевенный завод). А внизу несет свои воды река Пскова… В отличие от других башен Пскова, точная дата постройки Гремячей известна. Возможно, в строительстве принимал участие итальянский архитектор Иван Фрязин. В лето 7033 (1525 год) повеле князь Василий Иванович своему дьяку Мисюрю Мунехину поставити стрельницу каменную на Гремячей горе, над Псковою рекою на кручи и того лета сделаша тайник... На 20 метров поднимается ввысь Гремячая башня. Её основание довольно массивно — 15 метров в диаметре. Башня имеет 6 ярусов и 28 бойниц. Построена она на выровненной скале из известняка, которая стала основанием для первого яруса. Остальные ярусы отделялись друг от друга деревянными перекрытиями. Толщина стен в нижнем ярусе достигает 5 метров. Возможно, в прошлом башню венчал деревянный шатер, высота которого могла достигать почти 15 метров. Некогда от башни шел «подлаз» — спускающийся к Пскове каменный туннель, обеспечивающий город водой во время осад.... Красивые легенды связаны с Гремячей башней.
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