Moscow Kremlin

Local nameМосковский Кремль
LocationMoscow, Russia

The Moscow Kremlin, or simply the Kremlin, is a fortified complex in the center of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River to the south, Saint Basil's Cathedral and Red Square to the east, and the Alexander Garden to the west. It is the best known of the kremlins and includes five palaces, four cathedrals, and the enclosing Kremlin Wall with Kremlin towers. In addition, within this complex is the Grand Kremlin Palace that was formerly the Tsar's Moscow residence. The complex now serves as the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation and as a museum with 2,746,405 visitors in 2017.

The name "Kremlin" means "fortress inside a city", and is often also used metonymically to refer to the government of the Russian Federation in a similar sense to how "White House" refers to the Executive Office of the President of the United States. It previously referred to the government of the Soviet Union and its highest members.

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Moscow CityPass

Opening hours

Moscow Kremlin Museums:
15 May-30 Sep: 9:30 am - 6 pm
30 Sep-15 May: 10 am - 5 pm

Ticket offices:
Daily: 9:00/9:30 am - 5 pm


Ivan the Great Bell-Tower: 250 RUB
Architectural complex of the Cathedral Square: 500 RUB
Armoury Chamber: 700 RUB
Children under 16: free

More information and contact


Official website




Phone +495 6970349

Address Red Square 3, 125009 Moscow, Russia

Coordinates 55°45'4.779" N 37°37'3.284" E

Tours and activities: Moscow Kremlin

Moscow CityPass

Small-Group Moscow City Walking Tour

from 36 USD

Kremlin Small-Group Tour

from 53 USD

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