Historic and Fascinating – The Kremlin

There is nothing that can be compared to the magnificence of the Kremlin! Full of places to see and captivate, Moscow is a lively city. But of all the things to do and experience here, there is one attraction that cannot be missed — the Kremlin.  One of the most ancient parts of the city, the Kremlin along with the Red Square has been listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Kremlins are present all over Russia, but the Moscow Kremlin is the best known among all kremlins. It is one of the greatest ensembles of urban and architectural ensembles. Spread across a vast area, the Kremlin consists of Kremlin walls along with Kremlin Towers, four cathedrals and five palaces.

“Kremlin” stands for fortess inside a city.Th e fortified complex of Moscow Kremlin lies in the heart of city, the Kremlin overlooks the Moskva River. This place can be linked to all important political and historical events that have been witnessed in Russia since 13th century. The Kremlin territory is spread across more than 27 hectares. While in the area, make sure you visit the Assumption Cathedral, the main Kremlin Church. Visitors often get confused over the entrance of this Church, remember the main entrance is on the western side. Also visit the Assumption Belfry and the Ivan Great Bell Tower. To explore the culture of 17th century Russia, do visit the Patriarch Palace. History lovers should also include the museum of Russia and the Presidential residence in their itinerary.

The Kremlin Moscow

Historic and Fascinating – The Kremlin Moscow. Photo by Laz Sergey.

One of the best was to optimize your experience of Kremlin is by taking a guided tour. With a guided walking tour of the Kremlin, you can ensure that you do not miss out on any important places or their historic significance. You can easily find operators offering English tours of Kremlin. You will also need to book tickets for few places like Kremlin museums, Armoury Chamber and more. To purchase tickets, one of the ticket offices is located at Alexandrovsky Gardens. Here you can purchase tickets for the Kremlin, cathedrals, and the Armoury Museum. With thousands of visitors arriving at these places each day, it is advisable to book your tickets in advance. Kremlin offers various places and opportunities to click photos and create a memory for life. Not just exteriors, even interiors of places like the Palace are picturesque. Undoubtedly, with its colorful and magnificent architectures, Kremlin is a paradise for photography lovers. If you want to enhance your experience of Moscow, choose your stay at the Kremlin. There are several well known hotels in the area around Kremlin.

The Kremlin is easily accessible by metro. The nearest Metro stations include:

  • 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

Though several parts of Kremlin are closed for visitors, rest of the Kremlin itself is a treasure trove for explorers. In fact, if you are visiting Moscow for the first time, Kremlin is the best place to start your trip. Enigmatic and alluring, Kremlin is just the place to experience the historic days of Soviet Union.

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