The Moscow Kremlin
The Moscow Kremlin, simply The Kremlin, is situated in the very center of Moscow, the capital of Russia. The historic fortified complex stands high with its golden-domed cathedrals, monumental walls and towers and ancient palaces on the Borovitskiy Hill near the river Moscow.
The Kremlin is the official residence of the RF (Russian Federation) president. At present “The Moscow Kremlin”, “The State Historical and Cultural Museum-Preserve” is situated on the Kremlin’s territory.
The Moscow Kremlin’s territory and museums open daily, except Thursdays, from 10:00 to 17:00. The Armoury Chamber has seances at 10:00, 12:00 , 14:30, 16:30.
The Moscow Kremlin walls, enclosed an area of 275,000 square meters, and towers were built in over 1485 to 1495 by Italian masters. Its overall length is 2235 meters, but the height ranges from 5 to 19 metres, depending on the terrain. The walls are thick between 3.5 and 6.5 metres.
Originally there were eighteen Kremlin towers, but their number increased to twenty in the 17th century.