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Cathedral Square

Cathedral Square

Moscow, 119072

The Basics

Most tours of the Kremlin start at Cathedral Square, where highlights include the three cathedrals, as well as the Ivan the Great Bell Tower (open to the public from April to September), Patriarch Palace, and the Church of Laying Our Lady’s Holy Robe. Tickets for the architectural complex of Cathedral Square include entrance to all the buildings, which house museums of art and antiquities relating to the Kremlin.

Visitors can explore independently, but a guided tour will provide insight into the Kremlin’s political and religious history. Tours of Cathedral Square and the Kremlin are often combined with a visit to other Moscow landmarks such as Resurrection Gate, Red Square, and St. Basil’s Cathedral.

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Kremlin Entrance Ticket to Cathedral Square from Moscow
Kremlin Entrance Ticket to Cathedral Square from Moscow
$17.89 per adult
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KREMLIN
KREMLIN visit is amazing. A walk past history with Czar cannon(massive), bell, patriarch's palace, churches is worth and memorable under the watchful eyes of Patriotic Russian soldiers.
PALANICHAMY_R, Oct 2019

Recent reviews from experiences in Moscow

star-4
A walking tour back to history.
Saleh_A, Sep 2021
Private Moscow City Tour with Red Square and Kremlin
A very nice & useful walking tour. Been to the kremlin, Red square & GUM shopping mall nearby. My guide Katya was very patient, knowledgeable & vey sweet. Highly recommended tour.
star-5
Best Guide Ever
SIDDHARTH_G, Aug 2021
Private Moscow City Tour with Red Square and Kremlin
Our guide, Tanya, is great. She was on time, she even waited for us, Gave us a complete tour of metro, kremlin, red square. We even hung out the next day. Best guide ever.
star-5
Moscow Tour
Peter W, Dec 2019
Private Moscow City Tour with Red Square and Kremlin
My personal guide Katya was fantastic, her great depth of knowledge of her city really made this tour a memorable experience. With the ability to tailor the tour to my needs as a one-on-one experience made this visit exactly what I wanted. Thanks Katya
star-5
Intro to Moscow
bill_f, Sep 2019
Private Moscow City Tour with Red Square and Kremlin
Sveta was a great guide and the tour was excellent. She did a good job working around bad weather (rain). Adjusting to go inside when it rained and outside when the weather cleared. Excellent English and very nice.
star-5
Amazing!
Safari36695460532, Aug 2019
Private Moscow City Tour with Red Square and Kremlin
Sveta was so wonderful. She took us tons of places! We learned so much kept everything inyersting, took photos of us and more. I will definitely take this tour again when we have visitors again.
star-5
An excellent tour
Diane_M, Jul 2019
Private Moscow City Tour with Red Square and Kremlin
My daughter and I had a private city tour on 26th June. Our guide was really good . She contacted us on Whatsapp to establish our itinerary before we arrived in Moscow. W saw all the main sites . Our guide was very good at explaining a lot of history and giving us information.
star-5
Great time with personal guide Polina
Siegbert_M, Jun 2019
Private Moscow City Tour with Red Square and Kremlin
We had a nice day with our personal guide Polina. She showed us the most interesting places in Moscow and was a great company. As Polina speaks fluently german and english my parents also could talk with her and ask their questions.
star-5
Great Experience
Jerry_G, Jun 2019
Private Moscow City Tour with Red Square and Kremlin
Our family loved our private tour of Moscow city with Katya.She was friendly, knowledgeable and was able to understand how and what exactly we wanted to do in the 5 hours. A day full of history, sight seeing and good conversations. Definitely worth it!
star-5
A positive review.
Allistar_E, Jul 2018
Private Moscow City Tour with Red Square and Kremlin
Will recommend and purchase additional tours. Alina is ingenuitive, capable, manageable, and certainly able to achieve your goals.
star-5
Private City Tour
mdtru2018, Sep 2018
Private Moscow City Tour with Red Square and Kremlin
Victoria was a joy to tour Red Square and The Kremlin with. Her English was perfect and she was able to customize our tour for us. She even brought photographs to help explain important items on the tour. We would heartily recommend her as a tour guide. Thank you Victoria,Mark and Deborah
star-5
See Moscow through a local’s eyes!
Sharon_H, Aug 2018
Private Moscow City Tour with Red Square and Kremlin
Kate, my tour guide, knew so much about the history and architecture of Moscow, which she shared throughout our many amazing activities: visiting Lenin’s tomb, watching the Saturday horse show on the Kremlin grounds, learning how to use the metro, and eating at an authentic Georgian restaurant. I really appreciated her energy, enthusiasm, and insider’s knowledge. So worth the cost of the tour!!
star-5
Excellent tour and Guide!
Frank L, Jun 2018
Private Moscow City Tour with Red Square and Kremlin
Lots of time to explore the red square and the kremlin. Our guide Diana was the best. Spoke english very well and was very informed of the history. Recommend this tour to anyone that wants to maximize their time and explore the city center with a true local.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • A visit to Cathedral Square is a must for all first-time visitors to Moscow.

  • Plan around two hours to visit Cathedral Square, much more if you plan to visit all the museums and monuments.

  • Book a skip-the-line ticket as visitor numbers are limited and lines can be long, especially in peak season.

  • Guided tours and audio guides are available in multiple languages.

  • Most parts of Cathedral Square are accessible to wheelchair users and strollers.

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How to Get There

Cathedral Square is only accessible with a ticket for the Kremlin. Located right in the heart of Moscow, it’s easily accessible by metro or on foot from nearby attractions such as Red Square (a 5-minute walk away). The main entrance is by Kutafya Tower, just northwest of Cathedral Square. The closest metro stations are Borovitskaya (line 9) and Biblioteka Imeni Lenina (Lenin Library, line 1).

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When to Get There

Cathedral Square is open to visitors daily except Thursdays and during public holidays or official events. The busiest time to visit is between May and September, when advance bookings are essential—visit early on a weekday morning to avoid the biggest crowds.

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The Kremlin

One of Russia’s most instantly recognizable landmarks, the Kremlin is a vast fortified complex renowned for its striking architecture and historic importance. Once the seat of Russia’s grand dukes and later home to Soviet leaders such as Lenin and Stalin, the Kremlin is the seat of the Russian Federal Assembly. As well as visiting Senate Square and Cathedral Square, visitors can tour the Armoury Museum (additional ticket fees apply), which houses the Russian Diamond Fund and a collection of ceremonial arms and armor.

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