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Grand Kremlin Palace

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Red Square & Kitay-gorod
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Address: | Moscow Kremlin, Moscow 103073, Russia
Phone Number: 7-495-6953776
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I only saw this building from the outside as it costs a fortune to enter unless you're travelling in a large group. It has amazing architecture on the outside and lovely colours.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Bolton, United Kingdom
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I only saw this building from the outside as it costs a fortune to enter unless you're travelling in a large group. It has amazing architecture on the outside and lovely colours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had several brief visits to Moscow previously while connecting to other destinations from the United States. I had seen the exterior of the palace could be seen on regular Kremlin Museum visits, but learned that group tours to the inside of the Kremlin Palace were possible to arrange. They were usually only part of very expensive guided tours of... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

The only way to think of the palace is to think of the White House. The president lives in some sections that are not open to the public. Security is tight. This palace had more gold and glitter and is a true palace. Magnificent painting and sculptures abound. No backpacks or bags allowed. No photographs allowed. Escorted by KGB (FSB)... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

I think previous posters are confused. The Great Kremlin Palace is a beautiful building within the Kremlin grounds. It is where the President is sworn into office. The palace was originally called the Great Nicholas Palace and was under construction for 12 years and it opened in 1851 in honor of the 25th anniversary of Nicholas I's coronation. It's central... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

Be prepared: no large bags, they will not get pass security check/scan which is a necessity for entry. The ticketing booth is far from the actual entrance checks and be prepared to join a large crowd jostling for the frequently few checkpoints that are open. However once you are through, the Trinity tower greets you. Then you walk past the... More 

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Katowice, Poland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

For the first - the ticket offices are 400 m from the entrance and it's a different building, when we came there no one was speaking english, but we bought the tickets, went back to the entrance, then the guard told us that we can't take a small backpack inside (even the square), we needed to go back to the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2016

very beautiful buy tickets first at the office than go to security in the season it can take more than an hour

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2016

Kremlin Square and Grand Palace. Grand eastern European and orthodox church architecture. The Change of Guards at the Armory is held daily at 1800 h.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2015

Ok, it is a place that you have to visit if in Moscow, but i found the surroundings much more interesting.the gardens around and the fountains and everything. Inside the kremlin there are many orthodox churches but you have to queue in some of them and they are quite small inside.you will enjoy if your likings are iconoclasts. The museum... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015

The palace has history and cultures for you to explor, art and cultures always together but each square meter here telling you 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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