Dress appropriately for the weather
The Kremlin tour includes about one hour outside, so you should ensure you are dressed appropriately for that day’s weather conditions.
The cost of a visit to the Kremlin
To visit the Cathedral Square, the centre of the Kremlin complex including the palaces and churches, a ticket costs 500 rubles. A visit to the Armory Chamber will cost 700 rubles.
Buying tickets online
You can only buy tickets online through the Moscow Kremlin Museums official website https://tickets.kreml.ru/en/#id=1 once you have completed your payment you will receive an electronic voucher through your email. Tickets can be bought up to 17 days in advance of your visit.
Printing your ticket
It is advisable that you print out your ticket and present it at the ticket office. If you do not do this you can still get your tickets by giving the number of your order along with your ID.
Ivan the Great Bell Tower
This church tower is located within the complex of Saint Basil’s Cathedral and stands 81 metres high. It was completed in 1508 in Cathedral Square for the three Cathedrals of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Also known as the Cathedral of the Dormition, this is considered the mother church of Muscovite Russia. It is a Russian Orthodox Church, constructed from 1475-9 and is dedicated to the Dormition of the Theotokos. It is where the Coronation of the Russian monarch was conducted from 1547 until 1896, also the burial place of several leading figures in the Russian Orthodox Church and serves as part of the Kremlin Museums.
Cathedral of the Archangel
This cathedral is dedicated to the Archangel Michael and is the main burial place of Russian Tsars until the capital relocated to St. Petersburg. It was built from 1505-8, replacing an earlier cathedral that was built in 1333.
Cathedral of the Annunciation
Belonging to the Russian Orthodox Church, this cathedral is dedicated to the Annunciation of Theotokos and connects directly to the main building of the Kremlin Palace. It was at one time the personal chapel for the Muscovite Tsars with its abbot being a personal confessor for the Russian Royal Family until the early part of the 20th century. It now forms part of the Kremlin Museums.