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“Imposing structure, so very Soviet!”

Kremlin Walls and Towers
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$179.00*
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Private Moscow City Tour with Red Square and...
Ranked #26 of 2,550 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 January 11, 2014

It's impressive how this structure has survived for so long, despite the long history of wars that were fought around it.

The side facing Red Square (Opp GUM Dept Store) and the corner around St Basil Cathedral are the most commonly visited areas, however there is also another side which demands attention, which is on the outer side and has the change of guards, which very impressive. You can also see the flame of the fallen soldier as well as monuments marking the dead soldiers from each major city there.

While most people would visit it during the day, during tours of the attractions around the Red Square; I would strongly recommend that one visits this attraction during the night as well to take in sights of the well lid walls and towers that encircle the Kremlin complex.

To rest your tired feet, you may sit down on the benches around the Red Square or on the outer side park area (can't recall the name); and a dash across to the GUM Dept Store is recommended if you wish to use the rest room or grab a coffee on its 3rd floor.

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Reviewed January 9, 2014

Don't leave Moscow without seeing the bell tower. Great for a photo and to hear the bells ring. I was able to hear the bells on New Year's Eve.

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Reviewed January 6, 2014

I grew up in the era when Russia was feared, when we sat under our desks for air raid drills and when Kruschev and Communism were dark and evil forces. Visiting the Kremlin Walls and Towers demystified it all for me. It became a piece of history, a fascinating place, and a very moving sight. The young soldiers guarding the the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier within the walls are as proud as the young soldiers that guard the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery. (although they don't march the same!) Red Square is a powerful sight and still, somehow, a little intimidating. You must walk within and around the walls and see who's buried within. We were lucky enough to coincidentally arrive in Moscow on its 856th birthday and they had fireworks over Red Square that night - now that was an amazing sight!

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Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

Very domineering and pretty too. Walk around them and see the previous leaders, changing of the guard, the flame for the fallen soldiers. Another must see in moscow.

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Reviewed January 6, 2014

We were very lucky to have a very knowledgeable guide who was able to bring to like the many hundreds of years of past history.
Also did you know there are over 200 Kermlins around the world and the word mean fortress.
Really stirred emotion in me hearing about the long battles of this very proud brave peoples.
Unfortunately Lenins tomb was closed otherwise I would have been on cloud nine for months.
Can't visit Moscow without a tour around the Kermlin and the towers

1  Thank Cat M
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