We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Grand Kremlin Palace

#90 of 2,334 things to do in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood:
Red Square & Kitay-gorod
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: | Moscow Kremlin, Moscow 103073, Russia
Phone Number: +7 495 695-37-76
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
US$49.21*
and up
Kremlin Small-Group Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 183 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Great experience

A must see in Moscow. Great historical place with an amazing architecture. Overall, a great place to visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Menaka911
,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Add Photo Write a Review

183 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 58: English reviews
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see in Moscow. Great historical place with an amazing architecture. Overall, a great place to visit.

Helpful?
Thank Menaka911
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
91 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were not able to visit. We came twice to the Kremlin grounds and asked if we can visit the palace. When we actually bought the tickets and were inside they said we can only visit the churches in the grounds and not the palace. Most of it is outside as well and being so cold and travelling with a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Malaky_shish
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The attraction itself is great, but the facilities are poor. We visited Grand Kremlin Palace in June 2016, on a hot fine day. At the security check point, we were told to leave our bags and water with the porter before we entered. So we did and visited the Armoury and the Cathedral Square. After walking for about 2 hours,... More 

Helpful?
Thank jho137
Bolton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
332 reviews
280 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I only saw this building from the outside as it costs a fortune to enter unless you're travelling in a large group. It has amazing architecture on the outside and lovely colours.

Helpful?
Thank jordanellie41
Level Contributor
31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I had several brief visits to Moscow previously while connecting to other destinations from the United States. I had seen the exterior of the palace could be seen on regular Kremlin Museum visits, but learned that group tours to the inside of the Kremlin Palace were possible to arrange. They were usually only part of very expensive guided tours of... More 

Helpful?
Thank DanAtIDC
Honolulu, Hawaii
Level Contributor
59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

The only way to think of the palace is to think of the White House. The president lives in some sections that are not open to the public. Security is tight. This palace had more gold and glitter and is a true palace. Magnificent painting and sculptures abound. No backpacks or bags allowed. No photographs allowed. Escorted by KGB (FSB)... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Gershon666
texas
Level Contributor
728 reviews
519 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

I think previous posters are confused. The Great Kremlin Palace is a beautiful building within the Kremlin grounds. It is where the President is sworn into office. The palace was originally called the Great Nicholas Palace and was under construction for 12 years and it opened in 1851 in honor of the 25th anniversary of Nicholas I's coronation. It's central... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank wwjd1947
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
170 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Be prepared: no large bags, they will not get pass security check/scan which is a necessity for entry. The ticketing booth is far from the actual entrance checks and be prepared to join a large crowd jostling for the frequently few checkpoints that are open. However once you are through, the Trinity tower greets you. Then you walk past the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Melvin M
Katowice, Poland
Level Contributor
85 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

For the first - the ticket offices are 400 m from the entrance and it's a different building, when we came there no one was speaking english, but we bought the tickets, went back to the entrance, then the guard told us that we can't take a small backpack inside (even the square), we needed to go back to the... More 

Helpful?
Thank RedRidingReaper
Tel Aviv, Israel
Level Contributor
121 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

very beautiful buy tickets first at the office than go to security in the season it can take more than an hour

Helpful?
Thank Itzik L

Travellers who viewed Grand Kremlin Palace also viewed

Moscow, Central Russia
 
Moscow, Central Russia
 

Been to Grand Kremlin Palace? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Grand Kremlin Palace and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
London, United Kingdom
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Grand Kremlin Palace staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Red Square & Kitay-gorod

Neighbourhood Profile
Red Square & Kitay-gorod
This small yet important neighbourhood is full of state institutions and offices. To understand where modern Russia began, go to the Kremlin and State Historical Museum on Red Square. After satisfying your historical curiosities, indulge in modern pleasures at GUM Department Store - not just for the sake of shopping but for the sake of architectural pleasure as well.
Explore this neighbourhood