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Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)
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Ranked #30 of 2,538 things to do in Moscow
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Moscow's most famous historical and political landmark, the Kremlin is a walled-in complex of cathedrals, palaces and government offices, with several buildings open to the public, including the Armoury, Patriarch's Palace and the State Kremlin Palace.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Here is the place where Russia is ruled. You make sure you follow instructions of police officers and don't wonder outside the route. Inside those magnificent walls there are 4 churches which can be viewed. You can also find the senate and other official buildings but only from distance. You can also visit the armoury museum which you need to pay for it. We weren't interested in it.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No visit to Moscow is complete without a visit inside the Kremlin fortified walls. We had pre-purchased Kremlin Armory Chamber Tickets, 700RUB. There are 4 separate tickets to select from. Note that the museums are closed every Thursday.
There was a queue to get through the security, and while it was short in March, the snow and breeze made it uncomfortable. We had a local guide who was experienced and she was able to get us to one of the many security gates to get through promptly.
It is a long walk to the Armory museum entrance, and then you cannot take any photos inside. We were given a highlights tour, as there is an overwhelming volume of material exhibited. There is an audio guide available, which you will need if you don’t have a guide. Otherwise you will not know what you are looking at.
You get a different view of the complex from inside, and there are plenty of churches to look at. But we only visited inside one.
The nice thing is that you exit into Red Square, so you can head off to GUM to get something to eat and drink in some style.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From not knowing what a Kremlin was to visiting one of the most famous Kremlins in the world, I have to say I was suitably impressed by the historical significance, the upkeep of the grounds and museums, and the incredible photo opportunities that presented at this location. The big cannon, tsar pushka, was very cool with its one tonne cannonballs and located in front of the massive church and museum. Awesome photos! The tsar bell, also a massive monument, was worth a photo standing next to. Do not hesitate to go inside the churches within the main square and take an information brochure as you will find that many famous Russian saints and leaders are buried inside. The armoury and diamond fund museums are certainly well worth a visit, however, you need to queue for tickets early in the morning to ensure entry at specified times. Ensure to put large bags in the cloak check as instructed prior to going up the stairs to the security checkpoint, otherwise you will queue twice. Most Russians can speak a bit of English, don’t hesitate to ask. If you only want tickets to the Kremlin grounds (without the diamond fund and armoury) don’t hesitate to buy from the machines inside the office as this is much quicker than lining up.

Thank Michael V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are interested in cathedrals, then definitely do this. There are quite a few inside the Kremlin. There are also some beautiful gardens and the armory. AND THAT'S IT. Literally. If you're not really into that, then it's not worth the entry price.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Kremlin was unfortunately closed to visitors on the day we visited Moscow. Even from the outside, it is a truly impressive fortified complex overlooking Red Square and the Moskva. It's also a stunning backdrop in photos of Moscow. Someday I hope to visit inside.

Thank Lynn B
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