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Why Visit the Grand Palace

Catch a rare glimpse of the beautifully decorated and historical hallways, throne rooms, ballrooms, and cathedrals housed within The Grand Palace in Kremlin. It took over 12 years to build the palace, symbolizing the greatness of Russian autocracy. The mighty complex 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 President of the Russian Federation's residence 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 royal family's eyes.

Inside Kremlin Palace

The Grand Palace in Kremlin has a combination of architectural styles ranging from Byzantine-Russian to Renaissance. St. Andrew's Hall was exclusively designed to use 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 that may be seen during a Grand Palace in Kremlin tour is St. George's Hall, decorated with gold painted walls and 18 solid columns that depict the great Russian army's victories. 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, incorporates important elements of the Renaissance period with 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.