Gunpowder Cellar

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The Gunpowder Cellar was built in the center of the ancient Azov fortress in 1770 during another Russian-Turkish war. A quarter-century later, the dilapidated wooden structure was dismantled and by 1799 it was replaced by one of stone. This building is the only remaining military engineering monument of the XVIII century in the south of Russia.

Here you can see the artillery cannons that date back to Peter the Great - old cannons and mortars, which were used in the legendary Azov campaigns, grand diorama "The Storm of Azov, July 18, 1696" authorship of the Rostov artist Arseny Chernyshev, as well as the original Polovtsian stone sculptures at the entrance to the cellar.