The most iconic monument in Russia, The Kremlin is a fascinating place to visit, and Elite Traveler recommends you set aside a full day to appreciate all its attractions.
Comprised of towering walls, magnificent cathedrals and golden-domed palaces, the site – atop Borovitsky Hill – has been continuously inhabited since the 2nd century BC. Currently the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation, The Kremlin has also been home to the Tsars and was the headquarters of Soviet Russia under Lenin and Stalin. Particular highlights include the Armory and the Assumption Cathedral. The Armory houses a collection of treasures from Russia’s past, including a collection of 50 Fabergé eggs. The 15th century Assumption Cathedral, designed by Alberti Fioravanti, is one of four magnificent cathedrals inside the Kremlin. In addition, the palaces and Cathedral Square – site of coronations and great processions – are fabulous places to feel the spirit of this remarkable capital.