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Kremlin Walls and Towers, Moscow

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#4 of 210 in Historic Sites in Moscow
Architectural Building Historic Site
Enclosing the world-famous complex of buildings at the heart of Moscow, Kremlin Walls and Towers remains arguably the most symbolic architectural structure in Russian history. Originally a simple wooden fence with a few guard towers, the red brick wall visible today dates back to the 15th century. Constructed by Italian master builders Antonio Fryazin and Pietro Solari, the wall and its 20 towers provide protection for the enclosed cathedrals, palaces, and gardens, collectively designated as a World Heritage Site. Point your camera at the four remaining gate towers, still boasting their communist-era ruby stars. For a different view of the city's skyline, visit the southern section of the wall, facing the Moscow River. Add Kremlin Walls and Towers to your Moscow travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Moscow vacation generator.
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  • Special to see such a momentous part of history that is built into these walls. You will see them when you see many of the other places in Moscow - no need for a special visit to the walls only, they ...  more »
  • The Kremlin had a political meaning for me. Now having seen this spectacular complex it's certainly an architectural treasure trove. You have to have good walking shoes and be walking ready as it's no...  more »
  • It is a big, beautiful red wall that surrounds the imposing Kremlin building. The towers rise up at intervals to give the structure greater beauty.  more »

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