Kremlin & Palaces

Kremlin & Armory Chamber

Kremlin grounds The Kremlin fortress concentrated so many monuments on the grounds that requires a lot of energy to be explored. You will see the tsars' residence Grand Kremlin Palace, Communist Congresses Palace and the head office of the Russian president. Famous giants the Tsar Bell and the Tsar Canon will amaze you with its grandeur. You will visit the magnificent coronation Assumption Cathedral, the crown necropolis in the Archangel Cathedral, and the warm Annunciation Cathedral, which was domestic church of the tsar family.

The Kremlin Armory Chamber houses one of the most fabulous and valuable collections in the world. The Treasures of the tsars includes gold, silver and jewelry made in the Kremlin workshops and received as ambassadorial gifts; among them are Faberge Easter eggs, Imperial regalia and thrones, royal carriages and parade outfit for horses, weaponry of the tsars, coronation attire of the tsarinas. It is definately not to be missed.

Every Saturday from April to October you may see the infantry and cavalry guard mounting ceremony of the presidential pegiment which is held on the Cathedral Square of the Kremlin at midday. To look at photos of Moscow Kremlin.

Opening Hours of the Kremlin Grounds: Friday - Wednesday 10.00 am-5.00 pm.
Opening Hours of the Armory: Friday - Wednesday, seances at 10:00 am, 12:00, 2:30pm, 4:30 pm.


Kolomenskoye Estate

Tsar Alexei's Palace in Kolomenskoye In the 16th century the Kolomenskoye settlement on the west bank of the Moscow River became a summer residence of the Russian tsars. The flourishing of Kolomenskoye fell on the 17th century when Peter the Great's father tsar Alexey built there a wooden palace renowned as a "Russian eight wonder of the world". The original palace has not survived but its beautiful replica has been recently constructed in the vicinity. On the rich and picturesque grounds of Kolomenskoye visitors may find traces from different periods of Russian history. Among them are pagan shrines, the white-stone 16th century Ascension Church that is UNESCO's site, and Peter the Great's log cabin brought from Arkhangelsk. To look at photos of Kolomenskoye Estate.

Opening Hours of the grounds: Tuesday - Sunday 8.00-21.00.
Opening Hours of the expositions: Tuesday - Sunday 10.30-17.30.


Tsaritsyno Palace

Catherine's Palace in Tsaritsyno This beautiful estate in the south-east of Moscow was chosen by Catherine the Great as her summer retreat. The grandiose project of a royal palace complex consumed resources for decades and was not completed neither in Catherine's lifetime, nor by her successors. It was only in 2007 that the building was finished with a mass reconstruction of the Grand Palace. Nowadays Tsaritsyno is one of the favorite recreational areas of Muscovites where they come to admire cascade of ponds and music fountains, take a stroll around the landscape park and ride horses. The place is a popular venue for concerts, festive events and wedding parties. To look at photos of Tsaritsyno.

Opening Hours of the grounds: daily 6.00-23.00.
Opening Hours of the expositions: Wednesday - Friday 11.00-17.00, Saturday - Sunday 11.00-19.00 (winter period), Wednesday - Friday 11.00-18.00, Saturday - Sunday 11.00-19.00 (summer period).


Kolomenskoye and Tsaritsyno by Night

Tsaritsyno fountain Night tour to the former tsars' residences may transfer you to a fantastic world where Medieval Russian Kingdom would come together with Imperial Russia. We first come to the palace of tsar Alexey, father of Peter the Great, at twilight and then move to the Tsaritsyno where night illumination already outlines the fine silhouette of Catherine's Palace and the fountains start its musical and light show.


Kuskovo Estate

Kuskovo Palace The country estate of Kuskovo was the favorite summer manor of the noble Sheremetyevs, one of Russia's most distinguished families. The formal French gardens adjoining the residence have earned it the nickname of the Moscow Versailles. The 18th century's palace, a number of garden pavilions (grotto, hermitage, Italian and Dutch houses) and sculptures, theatre with serf actors, - all was designed for entertaining and impressing honoured guests, and Empress Catherine II once was among them. The Ceramics Museum in the orangerie houses a collection of fine European porcelain.

Opening Hours of the grounds: Estate grounds open daily 10.00-18.00; palace and pavilions open 10.00-16.00 except Mondays and Tuesdays.