Kremlin - Moscow

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Kremlin - Moscow Reviews

vickie-lou vickie-l…
25 reviews
Unexpected Beauty Dec 26, 2012
I wasn't sure what to expect as I queued up for my ticket into the Kremlin and I was umming and ahhing over which ticket to buy (The Cathedral Square - 350 Rubles or the Armory chamber - 700 Rubles), when I realised that the Armory ticket didn't include the cathedrals as well I opted to pay the cheaper price and spend a couple of hours walking around the grounds and cathedrals.

I was very pleasently surprised with the beauty of the cathedrals both inside and out but slightly disappointed that photography was not allowed inside. There are guards everywhere that are quick to tell you when you've wandered somewhere you shouldn't have and you can often find tour groups inside that you can latch onto if you understand the language. Each cathedral (Assumption, Annunciation, and Archangel) has a leaflet inside, available in several different languages, that detail the important features of the building so it is also easy to do a self-guided tour.

My friend had trouble with the toilets and said they were very unpleasant and she wasn't happy that she had to pay for the pleasure of using them so maybe go beforehand in the nearby shopping centre or one of the many restaurants. Otherwise, enjoy your trip to the Kremlin, it's a must-do of Moscow!
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Johnpro Johnpro
208 reviews
A highlight of Moscow ! Apr 14, 2012
A highlight of Moscow !

Nice place to visit in a huge area !

A lot of churches in the Kremlin and strictly guards watching you if you follow and walk in the walking lines !! Sounds strange but it's true :) Just did the mistake to get out and

he whistle to me and to many more peoples .

I visit the churches but prohibited to take pictures from inside ! Anyway ...

Also been to patriarch palace and some museums !

And a helpful link about the history of Kremlin :)

I recommended because is a Moscow highlight :)

As say always one picture thousand of worlds .
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Kramerdude Kramerdu…
54 reviews
Moscow Kremlin Jun 09, 2009
Quick, first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Moscow Kremlin.

As a child of 1980's America its the Cold War, the KGB, the dark and shadowy corners of Russia. And while there is some degree of that that surely still takes place (as evidenced by current events in June 2010), the Moscow Kremlin is much more than that.

The only way to enter and visit the Kremlin is via buying a ticket from one of the booths near some of the towers. While you won't be able to wander about the halls of Russian government, a basic ticket does get you entry to the grounds and the major Cathedrals of tzarist Russia (Assumption, Annunciation, and Archangel - although the Annunciation Cathedral was closed when I was there), a treat in and of themselves.

For extra admission, the Armory (Russian jewel and artwork collections, including the Fabergé egg colletion) and the Arsenal (ancient and captured weapons) Museums may also be visited.

Making it to Moscow and skipping the Kremlin really should not be an option.
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vances says:
Excellent photos --- looked like a brilliant day!
Posted on: Jul 03, 2010
Liselore_Verschuren Liselore…
252 reviews
A must see in Moscow! Aug 06, 2007
Just every old and large city in Russia has a Kremlin, it is a major fortified central complex were the government is based. The Kremlin in Moscow is most famous, at first it was home of the Tsars, after that it became the official residence of the president.

The Kremlin in Moscow overlooks the Moskva River at the south, Saint Basil’s Cathedral and Red Square at the east and the Alexander Garden at the west. The Kremlin holds four palaces and four cathedrals and is surrounded by a Kremlin wall with Kremlin towers.

The cathedrals were built around the 12th century, but Stalin destroyed them all in 1933. The churches that can be seen today are all reconstructions. My personal favorite part of the Kremlin is the 17th century Terem Palace and the cluster of eleven gold domes of the Church of the Saviour, which was reserved for the use of the tsar’s family.

Entrance to the Kremlin isn’t free, you have to get tickets at a shack near the main Kremlin Tower. Here you have to decide whether you just want to walk around without having entrance to any of the buildings, if you want to have a ticket that gives entrance to some of the buildings, or a ticket that gives entrance to all buildings.

Be patient while standing in line for the tickets tour guides keep barging in and they will get served first by the ones selling the tickets, even if it is your turn. You’ll only get equal respect if you are just as loud and rude as the tour guides and ticket selling people. This means you’ll only stand a chance if you are at least part Russian ;)
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