All Round the Kremlin

When you hear about the Kremlin, what comes to your mind? Did you know that Kremlin is the term used to denote fortified complexes in the central area of historic cities in Russia? Among all the Kremlin in different Russian cities, the Moscow Kremlin is the most famous. Located in the heart of Moscow town, this impressively ordered patterned fortified area continues to lure visitors. Whether you are planning a vacation to Moscow or are already here, make sure you visit the Kremlin during your trip. Considered to be the place of origin of Russian statehood, Kremlin has been the residence of Russian tzars for centuries. Today, it is the oldest part of the city and offers a glimpse into the history of Russia.

Moscow Kremlin

The Kremlin in Moscow. Photo by Rutsimta.

The Moscow Kremlin consists of several architecturally astonishing structures with interesting history. From cathedrals to a UNESCO World heritage site, there is a wide collection of buildings and structures in the area. The powerful walls of Kremlin store the deepest secrets of this city. This part of Moscow is like a treasure trove for history buffs. Just stand in the middle of the Cathedral Square and look around to enjoy the unique architectural ensemble. The Cathedral Square is the most ancient square in the area and witnessed endless events of destruction and rebuilding in history. When you are at the Cathedral Square, do visit the Annunciation Cathedral, the Faceted Chamber, Archangel’s Cathedral, Golden Tsarina’s Chamber, Assumption Cathedral and more. Also, do not miss out on the Presidential Palace and the main museum of Russia. Don’t worry, this museum is not just for history lovers, it captures the interest of everyone coming here. Do not forget to check the weapons, carriages and jewellery at the museum. One of the best ways to explore the Kremlin is by taking a guided walking tour as it covers all the sights in the area.

The Kremlin is easily accessible by metro. Depending on where you area and metro line you coming from, you need to get down at one of the following metro stations –

  • Sokolnicheskaya Line: Okhotny Ryad and Biblioteka Imeni Lenina
  • Zamoskvoretskaya Line: Teatralnaya
  • Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line: Ploshchad Revolyutsii
  • Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line: Arbatskaya
  • Filyovskaya Line: Alexandrovsky Sad
  • Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya Line: Borovitskaya

Visit the giant Tsar-Bell or take a walk down the Kremlin Gardens, a trip to the Kremlin is a must on your itinerary to Moscow.

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