The Moscow Kremlin Wall is a defensive wall that surrounds the Moscow Kremlin, recognisable by the characteristic notches and its Kremlin towers. The original walls were likely a simple wooden fence with guard towers built in 1156. Kremlin walls, like many cathedrals in Kremlin were built by Italian architects. There are multiple walls with design of “swallow tail” in Verona.
One of the most symbolic constructions in Russia's history, the Moscow Kremlin Wall can be traced back to the 12th century when Moscow was founded in 1147. The original outpost was surrounded by the first walls in 1156, built by Yuri Dolgoruki, prince of Suzdal, which were most likely a simple wooden fence with guard towers. Destroyed in 1238 by the Mongol-Tartar invasion, the Moscow Kremlin was rebuilt by the Russian Knyaz Ivan Kalita. In 1339-1340 he erected a bigger fortress on the site of the original outpost which was defended by massive oak walls. Thought to be an impenetrable defence from raids, it was proven to be useless against raids which burned Moscow in 1365.
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Joe Capita | Oct 25, 2017
Incredible! I've been to many, many museums in my lifetime and this is one of the best. Why? The fact that it is comprised of treasures from the royal family means the items have a connection to real people. So the Armour you see, or the dresses, or the carriages actually belonged to a member of the royal family, not an anonymous person who happened to live in a particular era. If you're in Moscow, and you can go, don't miss this place!
Ted Jung | Feb 12, 2018
I definitely recommend this place, even though it was quite expensive with diamond fund. If you are planning to visit this place, you should borrow the audio guide. Finally you could see the amazing Russian treasures in this unparalleled museum in the world. Although i will visit St petersberg tomorrow, i hope this could be my second museum in the world.
Marius Krooshof | Jan 30, 2018
The sheer amount of treasure displayed is amazing. The works of the best masters of the 15th-19th century are on display. Most of them unique as they were diplomatic gifts. A large collection of ancient weapons, early firearms and thrones can be admired. Don't miss the carriages and the dresses/robes worn by the tsars.
Gregory Burnett | Oct 10, 2017
I only wish I would have planned a few more hours to really get a good look at this place. Fascinating. Some unbelievable historical items here. The audio tour gives you an hour or so... really takes 2-3 hours at least.
The Eel | Aug 30, 2017
This is one of the most impressive collections of armoury in the world. On display include Christian bibles, tabanacacles and challis. Armour and swords and our favourite room with royal thrones and carriages. It was hard to believe such collections exist. The detail in their construction is not found today and they genuinely look like they were taken directly from a Cinderella movie. Truly impressive. All collections on display include an English translation. This is a must see for anyone visiting Moscow- even with kids!
Nikita Leshukov | Apr 6, 2018
Considering the ticket fare, I found the exhibition to be a bit small. Nice collection of treasuries though. Free audio guide is a plus. Negative point is that you are not allowed to take pictures inside. Be smart and reserve your ticket for a specific time slot a few days in advance via the internet, the queue at the ticket office was long.
Mehran B Kashi | Apr 2, 2018
Awesome! You’ll be amazed by the articles and antiques when you hear the story behind. The carriage section was particularly interesting to me as you can clearly see the evolution.
Nick Dempers | May 17, 2018
The armoury chamber is really good. There is a lot more than armoury with clothing and jewellery. The weapons are also great.
Sherry Chou | May 3, 2018
Compared to rest of the Kremlin, the armoury chamber is so much more worth the ticket price - starting from court dress robes, carriages, jewellery, furniture, weapon, to small eating utensils. It definitely gave us a small glance into the lives of the Royals in Russia. Be sure to pre-order tickets online to avoid standing in too much queue. The e-vouchers could then be exchanged for physical tickets at counters 6, 7 and 8 in the ticket booth.
Sergei Savinich | May 17, 2018
It's called Armoury, though it's more of a treasury! The carriages of Russian tsars and coronation dresses of their wives, church utensils and the Easter eggs by Faberge, ceremonial weapons and silver tableware are just a part of what you can see here. The tour normally takes about 1 hour 40 minutes. Be careful: you climb a lot of stairs for they have no elevator!!!
Sukumar Mehta | May 28, 2018
Amazing collection of horse carriages, weapons, armours, Royal dresses, utensils and well preserved articles from centuries ago, with relevant information about the origins of many of these exhibits. The building itself is majestic. Visit to the collection of jewels required a separate ticket and since it's not available online and since I had a little shortage of time, I didn't visit that part of the museum at armoury chamber. Photography of the interior of the building and of the exhibits is prohibited. There is a museum shop where one can shop for photographs, books and souvenirs.
Laura Giraldo | May 29, 2018
The Armoury museum is a unique Russian object museum displaying unique pieces from jewels to bibles, weapons,armours for men and horses, clothing and homeware and silverware to incredible Thrones (they have Ivan the terrible's throne) carriages and snow carriages. All truly magnificent pieces that depict life in Russia through the ages. It is totally worth the price. It also includes the audio guide (no extra charge) that takes you along so you don't skip the best pieces! Don't skip this museum if you have the chance! The journey takes about 1 hour and a half but I recommend spending about 2 hours... The only down point is that photography is not allowed.
Susan Pataky | May 26, 2018
The volume and quality of historical items is staggering but how they are displayed is below par. Do not expect detailed English descriptions. There is an overabundance of repetitive items. For example, three soup terrines in the same style and material in the same cabinet. The audio only pointed on a couple of displays per room so if there is a written guide book I suggest getting that instead to assist in your tour. There was no information labelled on the displays to give you a sense of the historical importance. Faberge eggs were spectacular as were the royal carriages.
Ertuğrul Uysal | Jul 5, 2018
Totally worth the long lines that you usually wait to get tickets. Nice collection of guns, swords, armors, thrones, clothes, crowns etc. many are gifts from neighboring countries. A history buff will appreciate the influences of Iran and Turkey on Russian army-wear, especially helmets. Of course, for me, the best part of the Armoury Chamber is the Faberge collection, which was wonderful.
Katherine Tsang | Jul 10, 2018
It may be good for those who interested in museum for carriage, utensils from royal family, dress for seculars, soldier amours, church decorations... Better to purchase the ticket online otherwise its not worth to queue up for 1.5hour to get in...
Alistair Bates | Jun 29, 2018
No photos, sorry. Weren't allowed to take any but Google Faberge eggs and you'll get the idea. They are amazing as well as the armors and carriages of the tsar's. Enjoy!
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