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Georgievskaya bashnya

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Георгиевская башня — Башня получила название от ранее находившейся неподалеку одноименной церкви. Георгиевская башня находится там, где узкий конец площади Минина и Пожарского выходит на бровку Волжского откоса . В башне были ворота, закрытые для проезда уже к началу XVII века. В настоящее время пол проезда ворот лежит почти на два метра ниже уровня земли. Расположение башни на краю склона вызвало устройство у ее северной стены мощных контрфорсов, наличие которых видно еще на гравюре Олеария (XVIIв.).

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Text by Steve Smith.

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