The Grand Palace in Kremlin, Moscow, Russia

Catch a rare glimpse of the beautifully decorated and historical hallways, throne rooms, ballrooms, and cathedrals that are housed within The Grand Palace in Kremlin. It took over 12 years to build the Palace, symbolizing the greatness of Russian autocracy. It features 9 churches, 700 rooms, the Terem Palace, and the Holy Vestibule.

Once used exclusively as the Moscow residence of the reigning Tsar, it is now considered the residence of the President of the Russian Federation and the location for ceremonial events that include official meetings and conferences with foreign dignitaries, inauguration ceremonies, and presentation ceremonies for state awards.

Tours of The Grand Palace in Kremlin are extremely exclusive and are off-limits to casual tourists. Tours with an official guide provide the best opportunity to walk through the rooms that were once reserved for the eyes of the royal family.

The Grand Palace in Kremlin has a combination of architectural styles ranging from Byzantine-Russian to Renaissance. St. Andrew's Hall was exclusively designed for the use as Tsar Nicholas I throne room and features domed cathedral style ceilings, multi-tiered chandeliers, and lots of gold-trimmed columns.

Another historical and exquisitely designed hall in The Grand Palace in Kremlin is St. George's Hall decorated with gold painted walls and 18 solid columns that depict the victories of the great Russian army. Everything from the celebration of the victory over Nazism to the launch of the world's first cosmonaut was celebrated in this hall.

The Faceted Chamber - the oldest secular building in both Kremlin and Moscow that incorporates important elements of the Renaissance period and vaulted ceilings is also awe-inspiring. Dating back to 1491, this bright, spacious elaborately decorated room was used as the official audience room for numerous Tsars.
The Grand Palace in Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
The Grand Palace in Kremlin, Moscow, Russia

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