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State Kremlin Palace (Palace of Congresses)

Address: Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
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Ranked #241 of 1,379 Attractions in Moscow
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Libraries, Theaters, Cultural
Owner description: Clashing sharply with the old architectures of its neighbors in the Kremlin complex, this...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Libraries, Theaters, Cultural
Owner description: Clashing sharply with the old architectures of its neighbors in the Kremlin complex, this sterile-looking glass and concrete building - once a government edifice - now hosts ballets and rock artist performances.

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Moscow, Russia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A huge huge place with a large stage and seating capacity in excess of 4-5 thousand people. We saw the premier of a new ballet and the setting was magical. The live orchestra played extremely delightful music to complement the whole work put in by the artists. All for 18$ per person..!! Compared to the Bolshoi...its a steal. Here people... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The theatre is well planned and the acoustics are great, if watching a live performance. I have seen many. I went to the ballet on Thursday and sadly the music was recorded, by my estimation on an old cassette tape that was played through speakers that had to have been there since Brezhnev was last speaking to the supreme soviet.... More 

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Clinton, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Definitely check out the performances at the State Kremlin Palace. We sat in the Dress Circle and enjoyed The Kremlin State Ballet Theatre performing Sleeping Beauty ballet for about $17.50 per person. The whole place is HUGE, HUGE, HUGE! The stage coverS twice as much depth and width as other stages. Their Kremlin State Orchestra played the score beautifully, and... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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123 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This was just so cool - great venue and the place that Nikita and the gang ran the country until they moved the Duma. Everything is large, except for the bathrooms unfortunately.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I went to the palace for the ballet, it was amazing, as everything in russia, it is huge!! very beautiful inside!! the tickets for the ballet are not expensive i only paid 400 rubles. a must do if you can!! the performance was excellet i have never seen ballet before, i really like it!!

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Moscow, Russia
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358 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The architecture of the palace is quite contrasting to all of the Kremlin ensemble due to its straight lines and sharp corners. The building itself is not a great monument, although it bears its history. It makes a good photo spot if you manage to allign your picture so both the squares and cheerful round cupolas of the Kremlin church... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

As befitting a hall built for Communist Party gatherings, the Great Kremlin Palace is completely lacking in warmth and intimacy. Whether the program is a concert or dance performance, the performance is simply overwhelmed by the size of the stage and auditorium. The security check lines to get into the Kremlin for a concert are always long and slow. And... More 

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Liverpool
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

It wont take you all that long to visit but its well worth it. If you can avoid the busy weekend you will save queueing.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

99% of historical Kremlin closed for tourists. They fear the Russian authorities? Almost all of the hidden fear from the time of Lenin and Stalin.

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Moscow, Russia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Cream cake in the middle of Kremlin. Surprisingly, some former sovetologists, such as Tom Clancy, mix it with the Great Kremlin Palace. In fact, the name of the portraited monster once was Great Cremlin Palace of Congresses, and there inside were very good New Year performances for children.

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