Moscow - Kremlin & Kitay Gorod (Chapter)
This is the Kremlin & Kitay Gorod chapter from Lonely Planet’s Moscow guidebook.
Red Square and the Kremlin are the historical, geographic and spiritual heart of Moscow, as they have been for nearly 900 years. The mighty fortress, the iconic onion domes of St Basil’s Cathedral and the granite mausoleum of Vladimir Lenin are among the city’s most important historical sights. The surrounding streets of Kitay Gorod are crammed with lovely little churches and other age-old architecture. This is the obligatory starting point for any visit to Moscow.
• wandering around the grounds of the Kremlin and exploring 500 years of artistic mastery, political power and spiritual devotion.
• marvelling at the multicoloured, multidomed spectacle of St Basil’s Cathedral.
• paying your respects to Vladimir Ilych and other communist leaders at Lenin’s Tomb.
• restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment and Shopping.
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