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Kremlin Walls and Towers
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Private Moscow City Tour with Red Square and...
Ranked #27 of 2,527 things to do in Moscow
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed June 2, 2013

The Kremlin Walls are an amazing site and a key thing to see in Moscow. However do note it's not possible to actually walk on top of the walls. In many parts there is no walkway ontop and even where there is it is not open to the public. On the tour inside the Kremlin you can't actually go right up to the walls.

Best view of the walls is to start by St Basil's, cross the river on right hand side of bridge and then walk along the Sophia Embankments opposite the Kremlin and back over the bridge at the far end. There are brilliant views of the Kremlin throughout.

Thank Lawrence W
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

The Moscow Kremlin imposes a sense of awe, seen from any angle, any distance, by day or by night. Its imposing walls and towers, its stately buildings and most of all its cathedrals project a sense of history, grandeur, and magnificence, rarely seen in other seats of power, the world over.
To begin with, the Moscow Kremlin is in an impeccable state of repair - as befits the seat of power of one of the superpowers. Encompassing 68 acres within its walls, it has 20 towers and the thickness of the walls varies from 3.5 to 6.5 mtrs. Four of the towers, have huge red stars on their pinnacles to mark the presence of the Soviet era, otherwise, the changing fortunes of Russian history has left it mostly unchanged,apart from the additions done by the various Czars.
The impressive Tsar's Gun - though never fired - is truly a sight to behold as is the Great Moscow Bell, which again was never rung, having cracked during its casting. Undoubtedly the heart of the Moscow Kremlin is its Cathedral Square, encompassing The Ivan the Great Bell-Tower Complex, The Archangel's Cathedral, The Assumption Cathedral, The Patriarch's Palace and the Twelve Apostles Church. But the the jewel in this crown of churches would undoubtedly be the Dormition Cathedral - the main Cathedral of the Tsardom of Russia, burial place of Moscow Metropolitan s' & Patriarchs. The Icons and frescoes in this Cathedral are truly magnificent.
Unfortunately there was no entry allowed in the The State Kremlin Palace as well as the Grand Kremlin Palace.
We visited the Kremlin in the latter half of May, with bright sunshine and long hours of day light. It would take an entire day for a leisurely and detailed walk around of the Kremlin and to visit all the cathedrals and admire each of its interiors. There is is a detailed security check where all backpacks, bags etc are screened. It will be advisable to carry drinking water and something to eat if one is planning to spend a day visiting the Kremlin as there are no restaurants for tourists inside. However, there are public toilets. There is no restriction on photography except inside the cathedrals.

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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Beautiful place, Cheap and reasonable amount of time to get through the crowd.
But its a shame that hardly any signs are in english and have to get tickets from diamond fund and armoury chamber.
Tickets are sold on specific time and queues are impossibly long and no-information in english.
Please be prepared for unorganised, no english speaking shock when you land to kremlin.

Thank M K
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

The walls and tower were designed by Italian masters and are certainly unique. The 20 towers on the wall are all different and beautiful.

Thank Roams-A-Lot
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

Walking around the wall and towers was good - lets face it if you go to the Kremlin - it must be done and it is pleasant to at least walk around a bit of it.

Thank Honisoiquimalypense
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