Red Square and the Kremlin



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As a tourist, the Kremlin and Red Square should be at the top of your list of must-see Moscow sights. In fact, for most people, it’s the only thing on their lists. These two destinations are, fortunately, right next to each other in the heart of downtown. Not just the city, but the entire country revolves around what goes on here, making it one of the most important and popular destinations in the world.

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Author: Sonya


Day 1 - Moscow


The Kremlin is the one place everyone who visits Moscow wants to go. For that reason, do yourself a favor and GET THERE EARLY. Doors open at 10…be there at 9 to ensure your Moscow trip isn’t thwarted! Tour leaders will already be there buying up tickets for the rest of the day, especially for the Armory. While you’re waiting, have a walk through Alexandrovsky Sad, the surrounding gardens. OK, ticket in hand, now it’s time to do the Kremlin. Enter through Trinity Gate to the main courtyard, where you will find the Tsar Bell and the Tsar Cannon (never rang and never shot, respectively) near Ivan the Great Belltower. You can enter the Church of the Deposition, the Archangel’s Cathedral and Patriarch’s Palace for up-close viewing. Use your separate ticket to see the Armoury, housing all of the riches of the Tsars, including a diamond collection. Phew! After a morning at the Kremlin, spend the second half of the day on Red Square, starting with lunch in GUM (Government Department Store) at Bosco Café. It’s a pricy meal, but a great view. Later, move on to the iconic St. Basil’s Cathedral. Its crazy multi-colored onion domes provide the ultimate photo-op backdrop for your visit to Moscow. Take in a bit of history at the Old English Court (residence of British traders from the Ivan the Terrible Days) and the State Historical Museum, chronicling the history of Russia since ancient times. It’s in the basement that you’ll wind up the day with a dinner fit for a tsar at 1 Red Square, a historical restaurant serving opulent dishes for times past.


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The Kremlin (Kreml')

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Location:

Entrance from Red Square
103073 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 202 5208/ 7 495 202 3776
fax: 7 495 921 6323
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2

Alexander Gardens (Aleksandrovskii Sad)

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Location:

Kremlin, outer west wall
103073 Moscow, Russia


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Trinity Gate (Troitskaia Bashnia)

Location:

Kremlin
101000 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 202 3776/ 7 495 203 0349


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Tsar Cannon (Tsar-pushka)

Location:

Kremlin
101000 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 202 3776/ 7 495 203 0349


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Tsar Bell (Tsar-kolokol)

Location:

Kremlin
101000 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 202 3776/ 7 495 203 0349


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Ivan the Great Bell-Tower (The) (Kolokolnia Ivana Velikogo)

Location:

Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
103073 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 202 5208/ 7 495 202 3776
fax: 7 495 921 6323
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7

Church of the Deposition of the Robe

Location:

Kremlin
101000 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 202 3776/ 7 495 203 0349


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Archangel's Cathedral (The) (Arkhangelskii Sobor)

Location:

Kremlin
103073 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 202 5208/ 7 495 202 3776
fax: 7 495 921 6323
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Patriarch's Palace (Patriarshii Dvorets)

Location:

Kremlin
101000 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 202 3776/ 7 495 203 0349
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Bosco Café

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Location:

Red Square, 3
Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 620 31 82
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11

Red Square (Krasnaia Ploshchad')

Location:

Red Square
(Krasnaya Ploshad)
125009 Moscow, Russia

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St. Basil's Cathedral (Sobor Vasiliia Blazhennogo)

Location:

2 Krasnaya Ploshchad
Kremlin
109012 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 698 3304
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Old English Court (The)

Location:

4a Ulitsa Varvarka
103012 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 298 3952
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14

State Historical Museum (Gosudarstvennyi Istoricheskii Muzei)

Location:

Red Square (Krasnaia Ploshchad'), 1/2
109012 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 692 4019
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Krasnaia Ploshchad' dom 1 (Red Square 1)

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Location:

Krasnaia Ploshchad' 1/2
(in the History Museum)
109012 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 74 95 692 11 96/ 7 495 692 5198
fax: 74 95 692 11 96/ 7 495 692 5198
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