The Moscow Kremlin Museum
The Moscow Kremlin is situated in the very center of the capital of Russia. Its monumental walls and towers, golden-domed cathedrals and ancient palaces stand high on the Borovitskiy Hill above the Moskva River forming a magnificent architectural ensemble.
Since 1991, the Kremlin has been the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation. The ensemble of the Moscow Kremlin has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. At the moment â€śThe State Historical and Cultural Museum-Preserve â€śThe Moscow Kremlin
The Armoury Chamber - a world-wide known treasure-house presents ancient Russian regalia, ceremonial tsar's dress, church hierarchs' vestments, gold and silverware by Russian, European and Eastern masters, arms and armouries, royal carriages and horse ceremonial harness.
The famous museum's exhibits are of special interest because of precious materials, high artistic level and their particular value for the history and culture of the Russian State.
The architectural ensemble of Ivan-the-Great Bell-Tower, the Assumption Belfry (Uspenskaya Zvonnitsa) and the Filaret's Annex has been the architectural cradle of the city for centuries. The Bell-Tower is being prepared to house a museum and an exhibition devoted to the history of Kremlin's architecture.
The Assumption Cathedral - for centuries, it has been the main cathedral of the Russian State. The inaugurations of Princes, Tsars, Emperors and heads of the Russian Orthodox Church were held at the Assumption Cathedral. Besides, Metropolitans and Patriarchs were buried here.
Nowadays, at the Assumption Cathedral one can admire the magnificent iconostasis, the ensemble of monumental paintings and one of the largest Russian collections of icons of particular respect and artistic value. The Ivan the Terrible's wooden carved praying-seat and the unique necropolis are also of special interest.
The Annunciation Cathedral - the home church of Moscow Great Princes and Tsars.
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Permanent exhibition â€śArchaeology of the Moscow Kremlin
If you want to visit the Kremlin and its museums on your own you can purchase tickets in the ticket offices located at the Kutafiya Tower in Aleksandrovskiy Sad (the Aleksandrov Gardens), in the Armoury Chamber and on Cathedral Square.
Ticket offices are open daily, except Thursdays, from 9:30 to 16:00.
The Moscow Kremlinâ€™s territory and museums open daily, except Thursdays, from 10:00 to 17:00. The Armoury Chamber has seances at 10:00, 12:00 , 14:30, 16:30.
It is easy to get to the Kremlin by subway:
Museum internal and external photos (2)
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