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Kremlin Walls and Towers

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Address: Red Square, Moscow 613310, Russia
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Phone Number: 095 924 55 03
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

The Kremlin's redbrick walls and 18 towers were built at the end of the...

The Kremlin's redbrick walls and 18 towers were built at the end of the 15th century by the Italian craftsmen Pietro Antonio Solari and Antonio Fryazin. The famous Spasskaya (Saviour) Tower is the main and official entrance to the Kremlin and its symbol.

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We were luckly enough to walk roud the wall on a lovely day, the sun was shining and it was warm, the garden from the other side are beautful and give you great photos.

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Whitburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were luckly enough to walk roud the wall on a lovely day, the sun was shining and it was warm, the garden from the other side are beautful and give you great photos.

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Yokosuka, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Kremlin fortress boasts walls and accumulated over centuries. The site was a wooden fortress centuries past until destroyed by The Golden Horde (Tatars). Added security and prosperity as a trading center meant more ornate architecture, including spires and churches. Eventually moats became parks with elevated walkways into the Kremlin.

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A walk around the Kremlin is also worth it, but I do suggest taking a tour of the inside as well. There was a bit of walkway construction at the river end, but did not detract from the spectacular walls. The distance around is just under 2.5 kilometers and is not a difficult walk. The red stone structure with the... More 

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Daunting yet welcoming. So thick with that appearance of protection. As you walk next to the walls and then pass through one of the entrances you realise just how big they are. Then modern technology took over and they lost their defensive aura.walk over one of the nearby bridges in the late afternoon or early evening to see them at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

ThenKremlin Walls so nice during the night tour the lights so very beautiful lucky I had included Russia in my tour Red Square for me the best especially by night but mire beautiful photos in day tour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is in the heart of the city and basically heart of country and nation. This is a unique architecture ensemble, and whatever you say - this is world cultural heritage. Part of the wall is also necropolis for most outstanding personalities of Soviet era. Unfortunately general public in not allowed along this part of the wall. The red brick... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is in the Alexandriyski (sp?) garden right over the Red Square exit. It is on top of every hour and is an absolute must see. It is best to come just a couple of minutes early to be in front. We saw it once, went to eat at Mumu across the street and came out as they were starting... More 

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Did not anticipate the Kremlin walls and towers to be so colourful. Expected it to be grey and forbidding. But it was colourful and interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This walls worth a stroll around through alexandrovky gardens. Very imponent. Take a look at the guard change at the death soldiers flame in the north corner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First day in Moscow we just walked and walked, seeing the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Guards change on the hour) St Basils GUM on one side gardens on the other Lenin's Tomb and the statues of the Russians who are buried there is a MUST. The next day we took a 4 hour guided tour of the interior. 100%... 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.