KREMLIN GROUNDS TOUR

This tour is only available as an extra option for the Moscow Must-See's tour. If you are interested in the Kremlin only we recommend our Full Kremlin Tour (Kremlin Grounds + the Armoury).

Duration: 1 hour
Available: daily* 9.30am - 3pm
*Closed on Thursdays
Transportation: metro/walking
Activity level: Moderate

Tour highlights

Entrance to the Kremlin

Entrance to the Kremlin

The visit to the Kremlin begins from the 2 remarkable towers: Kutafya (the only existing tower outside of the walls) and Trinity Tower (the tallest Kremlin tower – over 80 meters). Between them lays a historical bridge over the river Neglinnaya that can’t be seen nowadays as it was taken into the underground tube at the beginning of XIX century.

State Kremlin Palace

State Kremlin Palace

Once you enter to the Kremlin you will see 2 massive buildings: on your left side is the Arsenal ( the biggest building in Moscow at the time of construction (1701) used to store arms and weapons) and on your right side is The State Kremlin Palace (the home to the famous Communist Party Congresses hold during Soviet period).

Senate

Senate

This classical building housed the Governing Senate in Imperial Russia. Vladimir Lenin had his own office here during the Soviet era and today the whole building is the Working Residence of the Russian President. So, Mr Putin works here.

Tsar Cannon

Tsar Cannon

This really huge cannon (6 meters long, 40 tonnes) is the biggest arm ever made in the whole Russian history. That is why it has the title "Tsar". It is also the largest bombard by caliber (35 inches) in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records. It has been used at least once in the real shooting.

Tsar Bell

Tsar Bell

Can you imagine a 200 tons bell made from 200 tons of bronze, 6,14 meters high and 6,6 meters in diameter? Just visit the Kremlin with us to be impressed: not only of its size but its beauty as well. Although this bell is so heavy that nobody has heard its ringing.

Ivan the Great Bell Tower

Ivan the Great Bell Tower (from outside)

This remarkable bell tower locates right in the middle of the Kremlin. For a very long time it was forbidden to build anything higher that this bell-tower, so that was the tallest (81 meters) building in Russia until XVIII century. There are 21 bells and the biggest one weights over 65 tons (actually it is biggest acting bell in the world).

Assumption Cathedral

Assumption Cathedral

This is perhaps the major attraction in the Kremlin. Built in XV century by Italian architects became the main Cathedral of Russia. This is the oldest building in Moscow that fully survived. That is where all the coronations of the Russian monarchs took place in the past. There are religious services in the Cathedral on special occasion.

Frescoes

Frescoes

The survived frescoes are truly unique. They are performed by famous Dionisius (head of Moscow school of icon painters) back in 1481. The composition of the paintings is complex but very well structured and full of sense.

Annuciation Cathedral

Archangel and Annunciation Cathedrals

Archangel Cathedral is the main necropolis for the Russian Tsars and Grand Princes until the time of Peter The Great when he has moved the capital to St Petersburg. There are 54 tombs in total inside the Cathedral. The Cathedral of Annunciation was the personal chapel of the Russian Tsars and draws your attention not only by the bright golden onion domes but also its decoration inside.

Hotel drop-off

Hotel drop-off

At the end of the tour we will take you back to your hotel or any other place you would prefer.

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