It's easy to get inside this red-wall fortress - all you need is following the instructions.Natalya Nosova
Unlike Red Square, the Kremlin is always guarded and you need tickets to get in. Fair enough: The
Here are answers to some of the most popular questions about visiting the Kremlin.
As a museum complex, the Kremlin includes the Kremlin Armory (the Armory Chamber), former royal arsenal built in the 19th century, three cathedrals, two churches, and the Ivan the Great Bell Tower (the highest building in the Kremlin with spectacular panoramic views). All this, of course, is surrounded by the iconic red walls and 20 towers.
The walls of the Moscow Kremlin were built back in
It depends on the season. From May 15 to Sept. 30, the Kremlin Museums are open from 09:30 to 18:00 and from Oct. 1 to May 14from 10:00 to 17:00. Thursday is always a day off. Bear in mind that ticket windows near the Kremlin close an hour earlier so don’t be late.
It depends on what you want to see as there are various tickets.
1) For visiting the architectural ensemble of the Cathedral Square (center of the Kremlin) which includes most palaces and churches – 500 rubles ($8).
2) For visiting the Armory Chamber – 700 rubles ($12).
For more information, visit Kreml.ru – it’s available in English.
Pay attention: standard tickets don't include visiting the Diamond Fund Exhibition controlled by GoKhran – to visit it, you might need a separate trip. The information is here.
There’s only one place where you can buy tickets to the Kremlin on site – the official ticket windows under the Kremlin wall. The closest metro stations are Borovitskaya (grey line), Alexandrovsky Sad (light-blue line), Arbatskaya (blue line) and Biblioteka Imeni Lenina (red line).
Use the exit to Alexandrovsky Garden (Alexandrovsky Sad) and walk towards Kutafya Tower, which is easy to recognize – it’s the small white barbican one.
It’s better to do this as you should present your voucher in the ticket offices 6, 7, and 8. Nevertheless, as the instruction goes: “If you made the payment but didn’t receive the voucher, your order is still valid.” Just tell the person in the ticket office the number of your order and present your ID.
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