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At one time, Vladisvostok was one of the strongest coastal fortresses in the world, and the concrete structures used to fortify the city can still be seen at the base of mountains, along local roads and in the seaside.
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Batareinaya St., 4A, Vladivostok 690091, Russia
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Reviewed 26 August 2019

We arrived at Vladivostok, Russia on our 14 day Maasdam voyage that's also encircling Japan. At this southeastern Siberian port city of 600,000, we took the ship's, "Fortress Museum and Regional Arseniev Museum Tour($110 each). It began at the nearby Central Square with its WW1...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Gene R J
Reviewed 26 June 2019 via mobile

The entry is next to the restaurant of the Aquarium. Stairs up. Then you see everything. Someone did good maintenance job. You can see few pieces history here. Of cause, winners wrote history.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank AADSWJ
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

At first when visiting Vladivostok Fortress, it didn’t look like much. Especially when viewing it from the Ferris Wheel in the nearby fairground, it looked a little small, and given that the entrance is a barely noticeable staircase behind some restaurants it didn’t seem like...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Similtiades
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

This is a fantastic experience. Not far from the town centre and is really interesting. You can pretend to shoot the guns and it’s a heap of fun.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AidzM
Reviewed 13 September 2018

If you don't read and understand Russian, you can enjoy the view and the canons. Most Russians museums, are unfortunately in Russian-language only and the less reading to better...

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Risuko7
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Worth checking out if you are near by. Interesting history, lead to understanding of why Vladivostok is the gateway to the east for Russia and very important militarily. Also provided insight on how Primorsky Krai because part of Russia in the first place. Cool things...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Christian D
Reviewed 20 November 2017

The fortress has a great view and an interesting historical background. I believe it is still a working military establishment. Vladivostok had the biggest naval fortress in Russia by World War One so there is plenty to see.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Alan S
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The Battery Bezymyannaya is also known as coastal battery # 19. It was built in 1872, as part of the city defences. It never saw any action during the war years, and was retired in 1923 after the Russian Civil War, as part of an...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 18 October 2017

A museum to some fascinating history. I have read it was one of the best coastal fortifications in the world. The view is fantastic as you observe the area it was built to protect. Lots of interesting exhibits inside the fort, including many weapons used....More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank MikeA2624
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We visited here on a guided tour. The military history itself is fascinating and the children enjoyed climbing over the old relics (not sure if they were supposed to do that, but no one seemed to mind). Since it sits high, there are great pictures...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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