Moscow Kremlin is the heart of the capital, the main symbol not only of Moscow, but of the whole Russia. This is the main item on the map of any tourist!
A walk from our hotel to the Kremlin will take you about half an hour. You can also use public transport or a taxi. Ask the hotel staff to help you choose the best way.
The entrance to the Kremlin is charged. You can buy just an entrance ticket, but it's much better to take an excursion, because the history of the Kremlin, its historical monuments is incredibly interesting!
The territory of the Kremlin occupies more than 27 hectares, there are dozens of historical buildings on it. In the walls of the Moscow Kremlin there are 20 towers, 1045 bettlements, the length of the wall is about 2.5 km.
Thousands of unique exhibits are collected in the museums of the Kremlin. The Armory Chamber (Oruzheinaya Palata) is a real treasury of Russian history. State treasures, thrones, sceptres, the famous Monomakh's Cap (Shapka Monomakha), precious gifts presented to the kings by foreign ambassadors, dresses and weapons are stored here.
The Assumption Cathedral (Uspenskiy Sobor) is the oldest building in Moscow, which has been completely preserved to the present day. Here the Grand Dukes were honored and kings and emperors were crowned. There are the tombs of Moscow Patriarchs and Metropolitans along the walls of the temple. To make a long story short a picture is worth a thousand words!
It is recommended to buy tickets and excursions on the Kremlin's website or at the ticket offices in the Alexander Gardens (Aleksandrovsky Sad). All other sources should not be trusted. The Kremlin Museums are open from 10:00 to 18:00 in the summer and to 17:00 — in the winter. The day off is Thursday.
The admission in the V.I. Lenin Mausoleum (Mavzoley V.I. Lenina) is free of charge. It is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10:00 to 13:00.
If you want to go shopping after the tour, the shopping centers nearest to the Kremlin are the Okhotny Ryad on Maneznaya Square (democratic brands are represented here) and GUM on Red Square (luxury shopping).