The oldest part of Moscow dating back to the city's foundation
in 1147, and situated at the very heart of the city on top of a
hill, the Kremlin is a fortress surrounded by a thick red wall
interspersed with 20 towers. The complex consists of a number of
glittering, golden-domed churches and palaces, museums, residences,
offices, assembly halls and monuments. It was the royal regime
during the Tsarist rule and from 1918, the seat of the Communist
Cathedral Square is the religious centre of Moscow and the
historic heart of the Kremlin, and is home to numerous churches.
The attractive Annunciation Cathedral was set aside for the private
use of royalty and contains beautifully painted murals and icons on
the interior walls. The throne of Ivan the Terrible can be found in
the Cathedral of the Assumption, which was used for the coronation
of tsars; most of the leaders of the Russian Orthodox Church were
buried here and their tombs line the walls of the spacious, richly
Telephone: (495) 695 4187.
Transportation: Metro stop Biblioteka imeni Lenina or Aleksandrovsky
Opening Time: Daily except Thursdays 10am-5pm.
Admission: RUB 350; Armoury Museum RUB 700. Concessions