The Moscow Kremlin

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There are many Kremlins in Russia, but this is The Kremlin, the most famous of them all. It overlooks the Moskva River and is located in the heart of Moscow. It's a historic fortified complex that includes four palaces, four cathedrals, the Kremlin Wall and Kremlin Towers. Today, it's still the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation. There's a lot to check out here at our #50 AbsoluteVisit, so take a shot of vodka and enjoy the tour.
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The Kremlin's Gigantic Canon
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Part of the Kremlin Complex
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Trippy Kremlin Golden Spires
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Ivans Epic Bell Tower
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Kremlin Assumption Cathedral
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The Kremlin probably conjures up images of a massive fort where Russia keeps its biggest secrets from the world. And while in part this may be true, The Kremlin is much more than this as it spans a massive piece of land on the banks of the Moskva River in central Moscow.

To put it bluntly, the Kremlin is huge! It is not only home to the Russian President, but within its massive walls and towers holds four palaces, four cathedrals, and several other museums. Needless to say, you won't be bored on your visit and will most likely be overwhelmed with its size.

The Kremlin makes a mark on AbsoluteVisit due to its incredible contents, size, attention to detail, and importance in history. Parts of the Kremlin easily date back to the 1300s and The Kremlin has almost always played host to Russia's royalty whether that be Kings, Tsars, Presidents or otherwise.

When you visit this AbsoluteVisit try to imagine the historical moments that were planned, dreamt up, or transpired within these walls - amazing!

 

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  • The Kremlin in Moscow, Russia is a famous complex complete with four palaces, four cathedrals, the Kremlin towers, and the Kremlin wall surrounding it. Dating back to the 1300s, the Kremlin was originally used as the residence of the head of Russia and now serves as the governments headquarters.
  • The great Kremlin wall surrounding the complex was originally wooden, but was later demolished and replaced by a stone wall to protect the complex from fires.
  • There are 20 towers at the Kremlin, the most famous being the Spasskaya Tower, which has an old tradition surrounding it that people still follow today. When visiting the Kremlin, you must either go through the gates of the tower, or bow to it 50 times!
  • There are many other legends surrounding the Kremlin, such as the story that the ghosts of the countrys prior rulers still haunt within the walls of the complex. The legend goes further, stating that the ghosts seek to remind visitors of them. For example, supposedly when Stalins spirit comes around the temperature in the room drops drastically.
  • The Kremlin is the biggest fortress in the world, with the surrounding Kremlin wall measuring in length 1.25 miles (2 km) long, capturing an area of 90 acres.
  • The Kremlin is also home to the worlds largest bell and the worlds largest cannon, which is so large it has never even been fired!
 

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The Kremlin's Gigantic Canon
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