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Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)

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Red Square & Kitay-gorod
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Address: Red Square, Moscow 103073, Russia
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+7 495 624-55-03
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Fri - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Moscow's most famous historical and political landmark, the Kremlin is a...

Moscow's most famous historical and political landmark, the Kremlin is a walled-in complex of cathedrals, palaces and government offices, with several buildings open to the public, including the Armoury, Patriarch's Palace and the State Kremlin Palace.

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Took in the city sights during the day. I grew up in a military island that had a Russian "fishing trawler" sitting off shore at all times. To final visit where many of the Cold... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took in the city sights during the day. I grew up in a military island that had a Russian "fishing trawler" sitting off shore at all times. To final visit where many of the Cold War decisions were made was a milestone.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't be fooled by the many reviews mixing up the Kremlin with neighbouring Red Square, St Basil's, Lenin's Mausoleum, etc. While certainly very interesting, the Kremlin does not live up to either of these other sights. Yes, this may be the heart of Russian history. Yes, it may be the nerve centre of power in the country. Yes, it may... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The churches within the Kremlin walls are amazingly beautiful, both inside and outside. The whole place is just breathing with history. Wonderful!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went in New year. Was quite easy to buy tickets and walk in there. I guess most the people was in the Red square, in the christmas market ( very crowed)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent attraction on a sunny day. You can go inside the Kremlin which is an open area with several beautiful churches which you can enter and look around, the Tzar-Bell, and the Tzar-Cannon are there too. Tip: book your ticket online or use the machine at the entrance, the lines to the cashier can be huge. Another tip: you're required... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Getting the tickets is a bit confusing, because separate tickets are needed for the different attractions. However once you are in, you are surrounded by the essence of Russia. The Kremlin Palace, where the President has his office, three cathedrals and the armoury-- and of course the big cannon and the even larger bell. Wonderful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So much to take pictures of. Lots of history. We went during the holidays, they had a Christmas market on Red Square, even a place to ice skate.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A regular visitor to Moscow I've been there done that but a second visit proved very interesting.The history is unbelievable as are the sights within this very special place but avoid in winter as you'll get frozen to death and it spoils an otherwise superb national asset. And go with an organised tour or get a good independent guide, doing... More 

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well preserved and beautifully decorated, definitely worth a visit . Try to find a warmer day than we did as you need sometime outside to see the total picture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tickets can be purchased from the glass, modern looking building prior to entering the Kremlin over the bridge. You can either test the language skills from the person behind the counter or use the machine to purchase tickets (accepting Credit Cards). Separate tickets need to be purchased for the armoury. General admission tickets are only valid for entering the Cathedral... More 

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This small yet important neighbourhood is full of state institutions and offices. To understand where modern Russia began, go to the Kremlin and State Historical Museum on Red Square. After satisfying your historical curiosities, indulge in modern pleasures at GUM Department Store - not just for the sake of shopping but for the sake of architectural pleasure as well.
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