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Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), Moscow

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A fortified complex at the heart of the city, Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml) serves as the official residence of the country's president, and is designated as a World Heritage Site. Overlooking the city's central square, this "fortress inside a city," as its name roughly translates, includes five palaces and four cathedrals. The giant complex sits on the north bank of the Moscow River, enclosed by a protective brick wall just over 2 km (1.2 mi) long. Although the best views of the exterior are from the other side of the river, be sure to visit the citadel's museums to see collections of Russian state regalia, arms, and armor. Check the website for special events and guided tours. To visit Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml) and get the most from your holiday in Moscow, create itinerary details personal to you using our Moscow trip itinerary planner.
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  • its just something about all these gold domes shimmering underneath the sun against the bright blue sky! Impressive building complex and though one can easily move about the public spaces you do get t...  more »
  • The second thing to visit after the red square. Churches, museums, the Park and the fortifications are magnificent. It is also the places of power.
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  • For most of those who visited a city so emblematic in the geopolitical, the Kremlin is a dream come true. The seat of the political power of Russia is a complex consisting of the bureaucratic buildings, gardens, cathedrals and monuments. Of entry, for the purchase of tickets, you must prepare you for a row huge and that by moments seems unmanageable and chaotic. The space where they are sold is reduced and the row starts tens of meters behind. We went on a very cold day in January, but that coincided with the Orthodox Christmas holidays so Moscow was filled with Russian tourists. Such was people, the chaotic and the oppressive cold that I was about to give up and retire. Fortunately a friend, more vital and resistant, stood in a row and was able to assert itself in the midst of disorder and was able to buy tickets. Achieved the ticket, to enter the Kremlin you'll see that the effort was worth. The Orthodox cathedrals, Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon are the most attractive points and it is worthwhile to explore them calmly. We were in the middle of winter, so the gardens looked not at its best, but the snow gave a special touch to the whole. Visit the Kremlin means have State, by a few hours, in one of those points more important of our planet. Enjoy it.
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  • Heart of the capital. It's huge all worth a visit. A good time for a walk, sometimes,because of the large tourist groups seems queues at the checkout. A serious examination of the entrance, do not advise you to go with big bags or clogged backpack.
  • This was the best trip EVER! So if you wanted to go stop "wanting" and GO!!! this was the best
  • Be prepared for extreme queues, bad organisation and chaos. Giving it 5 stars because it was worth to see despite it all.
  • The Kremlin is so elegant and gorgeous! The churches are very historic and they are very important in russian history. I can also see the place where Putin works,amazing!!! The history of the Kremlin is so fantastic, if you spend some time on the history books, you can understand the Kremlin in a new dimension, not only from the exterior of the churches and buildings in the Kremlin. The Kremlin is a great place to experience the history of Russia.
  • You need minimum two days (or one if you are very lucky). It's bad organized, no signage - you have to ask 5-6 times the policemans (there are thousands of them) where is Armory or any other museum. What you can see there, on the other hand, is unique and marvelous.