Andronikov monastery wall  

The Andronikov monastery was built on the high, left bank of the Yauza as part of the outer defense ring, and covered the approaches from the south and south-east. Here we see one corner tower and wall between it and the tower over the main gate, from outside. Along with the other fortifications of the time the monastery walls were originally a high earthen rampart with wooden palisade and blockhouses. The white stone walls we see today were built in the last half of the 17th century.


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