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Grand Kremlin Palace

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Address: | Moscow Kremlin, Moscow 103073, Russia
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Extraordinary site in excellent condition.

Although I've been to the Kremlin numerous times, visiting the Grand Palace has never been an option. Even now you have to plan ahead and book a tour, and they're not very... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
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Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Although I've been to the Kremlin numerous times, visiting the Grand Palace has never been an option. Even now you have to plan ahead and book a tour, and they're not very frequent. The advantage is that when you are there with a tour, you're group is the only one there (at least based on my experience). You have the... More 

3 Thank JMB-NLY
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This palace has nice interior with grand halls, impressive columns and beautiful chandeliers making the whole palace extremely rich in feel and looks. It is a must see when in Moscow.

1 Thank JustLoveToFly
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

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

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 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 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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383 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
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.

Thank jordanellie41
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank DanAtIDC
Honolulu, Hawaii
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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 

2 Thank Gershon666
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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 

1 Thank wwjd1947
Singapore, Singapore
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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 

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