08/12/2017 10:19 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Discovering the Grand Kremlin Palace

Regarded as the heart of Moscow, the  Grand Kremlin Palace is the symbol of  power  in Russia , the sparkling beauty  which should  amaze any visitors.
Located in the center of Moscow, the palace, a world heritage recognized by UNESCO in 1990,  has two separate areas, one for state administration and the other for visitors.

The administrative area is the working place of the President, Senate and other  important bodies of the Russian Federation and thus is not open to tourists.

The area for visitors is the Moscow Kremlin State Historical and Cultural Museum and Heritage Site which incorporates cathedrals, the palace, gardens and exhibition halls.


The Grand Kremlin Palace looks over Red Square in Moscow.


The Kremlin was originally a military installation with solid fences and watch towers.
The Kremlin Museum has cathedrals  with unique architecture built centuries ago.
In the photo: the Church of the Twelve Apostles.  



The building of the Russian Senate inside the  Kremlin Palace.  


The King Bell was cast from 1735-1737 with a weight of 200 tons and a height of six meters.
This giant bell has never been rung as it was broken right after completion.
The broken piece is about 11 tons.


The King Cannon was cast in 1586 under the command of Tsar Feodor I Ivanovich.
The 39-ton  King Cannon is  over five meters high with a diameter of 1.2 meters. 


Inside Upensky Church where Tsars claimed the throne. 

Ancient churches lure  visitors. 


Aleksanrovsky is known as one of the most beautiful parks in Moscow .
Beautiful autumn sunshine and birch trees’ canopies.


Visitors  pose in front of Troiskaya Tower. 


Saint Basil's Cathedral is located near  Red Square and opposite the Kremlin Palace.
This is one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Moscow.

Kremlin Palace by the gentle Moscow River 


With a long history and unique architecture, the Kremlin Palace is one of the greatest projects in Moscow and the pride of Russia. 

The Museum  is open from 10 am to 5 pm. Visitors should buy tickets at a ticket counter in Aleksandrovsky Garden, near Troisky Bridge, which is open from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. To reach the museum, one can take the metro, going through the stations of Aleksandrovsky, Boroviskaya, Lenin Library, Arbaskaya and Okhotny Ryad. 
 
By Tran Hieu