Inside the Kremlin

Kolomna Kremlin Walls


Pyatnitskie Gates (February 2012)Pyatnitskie Gates

The Pyatnitskie Gates used to serve as the main entrance to the kremlin, and although they have survived the surrounding walls have not. The gates were built between 1525 and 1531 and their tower is 29 metres high and 13 metres thick. The front and back of the tower are decorated with an icon and in addition the outer side has a plaque inscribed with the prayer "God Save this city and its people and bless the entrance into these gates", which was traditionally said by people entering the kremlin. The tower also contains a bell which was traditionally rang to warn the citizens of approaching danger.


Location 14 Ulitsa Zaitseva