Excursions

Organized excursions to the Kremlin grounds and Armoury Chamber are provided in accordance with the exact session confirmed to the group.

Opening hours 10:00-17:00 , day –off Thursday
Duration tour Kremlin with Cathedrals – 2 hours
Duration tour Kremlin , Cathedrals and Armoury Chamber – 3 hours

The Moscow Kremlin is a unique architecturally-art ensemble. It is well-known for an ancient Cathedral square and its temples: the Annunciation Cathedral, the Assumption cathedral in which Russian tsars and emperors, were crowned by, the St Arkhangel Cathedral, a tomb of grand dukes, the Patriarchal chambers, Ivan Bell tower. To the whole world in the Kremlin the Tsar-gun and the Tsar-bell who has become almost by symbols of Moscow are known, and on a Senatskaya Square it is possible to see a building of the Arsenal, a monument of architecture of time of Peter the Great and the Senate. During excursion to the Kremlin you will see ensemble of the Big Kremlin palace which was residence of Russian tsars and emperors on Palace Square, and now is president residence of Russia.

The Armoury Chamber, a treasure-house, is a part of the Grand Kremlin Palace’s complex. It is situated in the building constructed in 1851 by architect Konstantin Ton. The museum collections were based on the precious items that had been preserved for centuries in the tsars’ treasury and the Patriarch’s vestry. Some of the exhibits were made in the Kremlin’s workshops, others were accepted as ambassadorial gifts. The museum was named after one of the oldest Kremlin’s treasury stores.

The Armoury Chamber preserves ancient state regalia, ceremonial tsar’s vestments and coronation dress, vestments of the Russian Orthodox Church’es hierarchs, the largest collection of gold and silverware by Russian craftsmen, West European artistic silver, ceremonial weapons and arms, carriages, horse ceremonial harness.

The State Armoury presents more than four thousands items of applied art of Russia, European and Eastern countries of IV-early XX centuries. The highest artistic level and particular historical and cultural value of the exhibits have made the State Armoury of the Moscow Kremlin a world-wide known museum.

The Diamonds Fund collection opens from 10:00 to 17:00. Tours take place every 20 minutes.. The tour takes place strictly on a certain route and lasts 40 minutes. Photo-, video filming is prohibited, with the camera is not allowed to enter the museum, all the extra things you need to leave in the wardrobe.

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