Moscow Sights

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Alexander Garden

  • Garden/Arboretum

Laid out in the 19th century by the Russian architect Osip Bove, this garden named after Alexander I stretches along the northwest wall...

Amusement Palace

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Behind the State Kremlin Palace stands this smaller palace used by boyarin (nobleman) Alexei in the 17th century as a venue for theatrical...

Annunciation Cathedral

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This remarkable monument of Russian architecture, linking three centuries of art and religion, was the private chapel of the royal family.

Armory Chamber

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The oldest and richest museum in the Kremlin was founded in 1806 as the Imperial Court Museum, which was created out of three royal treasuries...

Arsenal

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Commissioned in 1701 by Peter the Great, the weapons arsenal was partially destroyed by the fire that greeted Napoléon as he stormed...

Assumption Cathedral

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This dominating structure is one of the oldest edifices of the Kremlin, built in 1475–79 by the Italian architect Aristotle Fiorovanti,...

Borovitskaya Tower

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The main entrance to the Kremlin rises to more than 150 feet (46 meters). At its base a gate pierces the thick walls, and you can still...

Cathedral Square

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The ancient center of the Kremlin complex is framed by three large cathedrals in the old Russian style, the imposing Ivan the Great Bell...

Cathedral of the Archangel

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This five-dome cathedral was commissioned by Ivan the Great (1440–1505), whose reign witnessed much new construction in Moscow and...

Cathedral of the Twelve Apostles

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Built in 1655–56 by Patriarch Nikon, this was his private church. An exhibit here displays icons removed from other Kremlin churches...

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