At its creation Omsk was a fortress. It was established in 1716. Initially it was occupied only by soldiers, cossacks and officers. It was a part of the fortiffication of the Irtysh line. A lot of fortresses, intermediate outpost were built along the Irtysh River. In 1768 a second fortress was built in Omsk.
The fortress had 4 gates. The Tara Gate is one of these four main gates. It’s also know as the “Northen Gate”. Tara is a small town 300km in the North of Omsk along the Irtysh river. It was at the origin a fort and was aswell part of the Siberian Line.
It’s a beauutiful walkway in fron of the gate. covered by snow in winter or decorated with a lot of flower in summer