The Astrakhan Kremlin is a fortified complex of buildings that have towered above the city skyline since the 16th century. The buildings green and gold domes, whitewashed walls and crenelated walls are an iconic image for every visitor to Astrakhan.
Visitors to this city can stay in a well-appointed hotel in Astrakhan
. Guests of the Park Inn Astrakhan are positioned only a short distance from the banks of the River Volga
and this must-see Russian attraction.
Step into the past at the Astrakhan Kremlin
Tourists can visit the Astrakhan Kremlin from 10am until 6pm daily. The Astrakhan Kremlin is also home to a museum that charts the history of the fortress from its beginnings, through the Soviet period up to the present day.
The Astrakhan Kremlin was only the second such building to be erected in Russia, the first being the famous Moscow Kremlin. Its stone architecture and thick defensive walls symbolised the military and political power of the government at that time. Traditionally wood was used in the construction of defensive buildings, with the move to stone marking the beginning of a period of Russian military power.
The Astrakhan Kremlin complex houses many interesting buildings for tourists interested in local culture and history. Visit the Assumption Cathedral, the 18th century Bishop’s House, the 17th century Cyril Chapel and the 16th century Trinity Cathedral.
Book accommodation near the Astrakhan Kremlin
Guests of the Park Inn Astrakhan can enjoy a central location near many of the city’s main attractions as well as comfortable, stylish accommodation.