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Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)

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Address: Red Square, Moscow 103073, Russia
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Phone Number: (495) 624-55-03
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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The Fortress at the Heart of Empire

"Kremlin" is the Russian word for "castle" or "fortress." Most cities at one time had a kremlin for protection against their neighbors. Moscow's Kremlin is a massive fort with... read more

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Yokosuka, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

"Kremlin" is the Russian word for "castle" or "fortress." Most cities at one time had a kremlin for protection against their neighbors. Moscow's Kremlin is a massive fort with reinforced walls and moats now filled with beautiful parks. Inside is the heart of Russia's bureaucracy, including the President's bastion office. A score of magnificent churches are spread over a considerable... More 

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Thinking back over the years now I often ask myself "where did that thought come from????" & so it's very apt to ask that of my view of the Kremlin pre my visit.All I can say is throw the books out the window & go see for yourself without delay:-)On a hot (30cel)August day I approached the Kremlin with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are much to see in Moscow Kremlin It is totally gorgeous. We visit it under the snow and it looks magic. Take your time to visit it, you will not regret.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of history here, nice old buildings, hard to miss. Don’t expect to see much about the current government, indeed nothing except the helicopter landing spot. The heavy security checks, the queues at the entrance and again inside, the containment to certain areas only, the tourist groups, all spoil a bit the visit, but very good overall. Note you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Something un believable again Seeing is believing. The largest modern day fort with all churches & cathedrals in side.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On a recent Viking River Cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg and while in Moscow we visited several historical sites, including the Kremlin. We were very pleasantly surprised by Moscow in general. Clean, friendly people, interesting sites. We always thought of the Kremlin as a "building" where the government was housed. How wonderful to learn that it is a roughly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Full of museum churches, full of stories, the armoury chamber, the diamond fund and of course the Kremlin palace itself. We went on a rainy day and that made it all a bit too ....wet but since there are so many buildings to visit you can stay away from the rain most of the time. Only problem was with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ticket lines can be long, so better to buy tickets online well in advance. Inside the Kremlin is Cathedral Square with several churches around it is, the Armoury (separate tickets required) and the Diamond Fund (separate tickets required). The churches around Cathedral Square are excellent; however, can get very crowded at times. In each church/sightseeing spot are information leaflets in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Kremlin is situated just next to the Red Square. It is said to be the oldest square in Moscow where high and mighty lived during earlier times. It has four churches and palaces of king and queen. There is a beautiful garden called Alexander garden.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did the Kremlin Armoury and Diamond Fund in the morning, then Cathedral Square in the afternoon. Very busy day but we saw as much as possible. Some difficulty negotiating around large tour groups to get to see exhibits noted on Audio guide. Not all churches/cathedrals open. Some have timed tours. Both areas have a limit on tickets allowed each... More 

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Red Square & Kitay-gorod
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.