Moscow’s stately Kremlin complex comprises several palaces and cathedrals and is one of the main tourist attractions in the Russian capital. The Kremlin and Red Square are both part of the UNESCO list of World Cultural and Natural Heritage sites. A long and interesting history combined with unique, beautiful buildings makes this landmark a must-see when in Moscow.
History and featuresPerched above the Moskva River, the Kremlin has been an important place and symbol to Russia for hundreds of years. It originated as a wooden fort built by the Grand Duke of Kiev around 1147, and since then the structure grew at a rapid pace. At the end of the 14th century, the city had developed further and the citadel was fortified with stone walls. Under the rule of Ivan the Great, the Kremlin was remodeled and the Russian Terem Palace, as well as the Cathedrals of Assumption, Archangel and Annunciation, were added to this massive complex.
The Senate Building, Kremlin Arsenal and Great Kremlin Palace was constructed during the 18th and 19th century, under the rule of Peter the Great. The Revolution in 1917 allowed the Kremlin to regain its status as the seat of the Russian government.
Visit the museums and exhibitionsToday, you are invited to explore this grand complex and learn more about its comprehensive history through its museums and exhibitions. Explore the wonderful art deco jewels, lavish decorations, old prints and astounding remains that tell the tales of a turbulent past. Join in on one of the themed tours to get the full experience for a unique peak inside the history of the different buildings.
The Radisson Blu Slavyanskaya Hotel and Business Center is located close to Kievskaya Metro Station. Take short journey east to Aleksandrovsky Sad Station and as you come up from the underground, the Kremlin rise before your eyes. The complex overlooks the Moskva River to the south and St. Basil’s Cathedral and Red Square lie to the east.