Around the City

Earthen Mounds

Around halfway up Ulitsa Svobody you will see earthen mounds which are now the only trace of the third wooden fortress to be built in Galich. The fortress was built on the mounds in the 15th century after the city had become a defensive outpost of the Moscow Principality. It survived up until the early 18th century when it was demolished during the reign of Peter the Great. By this time the boundaries of Russia had expanded considerably and Galich was no longer strategic for the defence of the country. Part of the mounds surround the city park.

Location Ulitsa Svobody