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Kremlin and Red Square, Russia

From series “Top 15 Unesco Sites in Russia”
Year: 1495.

The Moscow Kremlin and the nearby Red Square are considered to be a single historical object. They are the main historical symbol of the country and its most famous landmark. The construction of the Kremlin took place between 1482 and 1495. The old fortress has 20 towers, the height of which is 80 meters. The scale of the building is amazing. The total length of the Kremlin walls is 2500 meters.

Kremlin and Red Square, Russia The Kremlin is the oldest historical part of Moscow. Many elements of the building have survived to our days in an unchanged form. Today, in the territory of the ancient fortress there are a number of outstanding sights, including the Assumption and Annunciation Cathedrals, the Grand Kremlin Palace itself and the Granite Chamber. In the Kremlin there are two unique Russian monuments - the Tsar Cannon and the Tsar Bell. The Kremlin is a current residence of the President of the Russian Federation, which allows us to consider it the largest surviving current fortress in Europe.

The Red Square is worth separate mentioning. It is the main square of the capital and is a witness of a number of important historical events. The area strikes its scale, its length is 330 meters, and the width is 75 meters, respectively. Around the square there are many important sights, including the Lenin Mausoleum, the Historical Museum and the Kazan Cathedral. For many years, the Red Square has been the venue for important social events, for more than 20 years it has regularly held grandiose concerts, and since 2006 every winter the largest ice rink in the country has been poured into the square. Next - Novgorod Historic Monuments

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ATM bankomat: 'Petrokommerts' located in 0.41 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Black & White Cars' is located in 0.47 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'TNK' in 1.56 km
Supermarket: 'Гастроном N1' in 0.38 km
Parking: 'Stayling Tsentr' in 0.39 km
Apotheek: '36'6 Set' Aptek' in 0.38 km
Police station: 'UVD TsAO, Kitay-gorod' in 0.55 km
Cafe/restaurant: '1 Red Square' in 0.36 km
Railway station: 'Moskovskiy Metrostroy' in 2.23 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Vnukovo Airport VKO - in 25 km
 »  Sheremetyevo Airport SVO - in 26 km
 »  Domodedovo Airport DME - in 41 km
 »  Migalovo Airport KLD - in 165 km
 »  Yaroslavl Airport IAR - in 254 km
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Best hotels near Kremlin and Red Square


Located in 0 km from Kremlin and Red Square
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Rooms: 4
The bright hostel rooms offer colourful décor. Some rooms have air conditioning, and the shared bathroom facilities are in the hallway. Guests can … More: photo, rates and booking
Hostel Wind

Located in 1 km from Kremlin and Red Square
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Rooms: 6
The simply furnished dormitories come with air conditioning. Guests use shared bathroom facilities. A shared kitchen is located on site. A wide … More: photo, rates and booking
Wafers Hostel

Located in 2 km from Kremlin and Red Square
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Rooms: 4
The simple rooms feature air conditioning or a fan. Bathrooms are shared. The hostel has a fully equipped shared kitchen and lounge area. Various … More: photo, rates and booking
World hostel

Located in 3 km from Kremlin and Red Square
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Rooms: 8
The bright dormitory rooms offer wooden bunk beds and light-coloured décor. The shared bathrooms are in the hallway. Guests can cook their meals in … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

St Basil Cathedral
0 km - St Basil Cathedral
A wonderful St. Basil Cathedral has placed at the Red Square in Moscow. It is one of the main religious and architectural landmarks of Russia. This splendid cathedral has been built for 6 years and the first believers visit it in the 1561 year. This cathedral …
Hotel Krasnaya Zarya
1 km - Hotel Krasnaya Zarya
There is an interesting hotel "Krasnaya Zarya" ("Red Dawn") in Moscow. It was also opened in an old industrial building of 1885. The “Red October” confectionery factory was located in this building in the past. The boutique hotel is located on Bersenevskaya …
Museum-Apartment of Mikhail Bulgakov
2 km - Museum-Apartment of Mikhail Bulgakov
The amazing museum is located in Moscow. It is dedicated to the life and work of the famous Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov. This museum is located on 10 Bolshaya Sadovaya Street (or Big Garden Street). The apartment where the writer lived once became the museum. …
Butyrskaya Prison
3 km - Butyrskaya Prison
There are several historical prisons in Moscow. Butyrskaya prison is considered the most famous of them. Officially, it is called Pre-Trial Detention Center No. 2. The prison building is the most valuable historical and architectural monument for the Russian capital. …
Evolution Tower
4 km - Evolution Tower
In Moscow is an interesting twisted skyscraper - the Tower of Evolution. Its twisting form slightly resembles a structure of a DNA molecule. The total area of ​​the 54-story skyscraper is 154000 square meters. Within its walls are various office buildings, as well …
Friendship Cheese Monument
6 km - Friendship Cheese Monument
The monument to the processed cheese 'Druzhba' (Friendship), which is located at the entrance to the Moscow factory of processed cheese 'Karat', is a good confirmation that the strange and peculiar sculptures can be dedicated not only to the sublime …

Top destination around Kremlin and Red Square - Moscow

One of the curious features of the Moscow city which most foreign tourists frequently notice is crowds of people in the streets and thousands of cars on the roads. Cruising the city by car following the central roads is rather challenging during the day that is why tourists should be accurate in choosing the right time for tours and city exploration. The most favorable time for distant tours is Sunday morning when the city changes enormously. Sunday morning will also be a pleasant time for hiking as this is the time when Moscow sinks in serenity and silence.

Local people have got used to heavy tourist traffic and numerous city guests and feel no excitement over them. However those tourists who visit the capital city for the first time should keep in mind several important features. When advice is needed tourists should better address the city visitors as they are rather than local folks as in this case a chance to get useful advice and necessary help is much higher.

travelers should better join guided group tours to explore the city rather than setting off to the tour alone as finding a way to some local landmarks is rather challenging. Many tourists try to get to Moscow on the New Year’s eve as during this period Moscow features mass scale folk festivals. Great musical and theatrical performances, entertaining events for kids, plenty of souvenir shops and attractive open air cafes fill the city squares, parks and streets on the eve of the fest turning the city into a great entertaining center.
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