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“You can't see Moscow without visiting the Kremlin”
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Cathedral Square
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Moscow Kremlin: Entry Ticket to Cathedral Square
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Cathedral Square of the Kremlin Entrance Ticket
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Kremlin Territory with Cathedrals Red Square Tour
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Owner description: This spiritual segment of the Kremlin includes several enormous cathedrals and the Ivan the Great Bell Tower, the watchtower for the Kremlin, which would sound its 21 bells to warn of an approaching enemy.
Reviewed 13 December 2012

It goes without saying really, that you can't visit Moscow without visiting the Kremlin and this square is at the heart of the Kremlin. A collection of old and very striking Russian churches.

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Reviewed 10 February 2012

Try to visit this place in the morning when it is not overflow

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Reviewed 2 December 2010

The Cathedral Square sits right in the middle of the Kremlin, and contains as the name suggests sevaral cathedrals. All in one area are five cathedrals/churches, one famous bell tower and a palace.

Entrance fee to the cathedrals are included in the entrance ticket to the Kremlin, although this may not be very clear while trying to acquire one in the hut outside the entrance! Apart from the Cathedral of the Archangel, the Church of Twelve Apostles, Cathedral of the Assumption, Cathedral of the Deposition of the Robe and Cathedral of the Annunciation, the square is also home to the Ivan the great Bell Tower, a beautiful octagonal structure that, when it was finished in 1600, was the tallest building in Russia.

Behind it lies the 200 tonne Tsar Bell, which broke in two during the fire in 1737 and never got put to use.
Opposite the bell tower is the Faceted Palace which is now part of the great palace.

The queues and hordes of people inside the cathedrals can be quite overbearing, and the absence of tourist information is striking. Every Saturday at noon sharp you can see the changing of the guards at the Kremlin; they march around the outside of the areas open to tourists and gather in the middle of Cathedral Square for a ceremonial performance. Similar to the change of guards at Buckingham palace, but up close and in intruigingly cute tin soldier-like uniforms, this is well worth a look.
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