If America had a White House, the Russians have the Kremlin. As the official office of the President of Russia, the Kremlin fortress became the number one destination in Moscow. Kremlin complex offers many beautiful historic buildings.
"Not to Russia if it has not been to the Kremlin." Many people say that, though the vast country was synonymous with the Kremlin. However, you will not be able to imagine the splendor of the Kremlin fortress as well as beauty if it did not look at him up close. The fort is a tourist visiting the Kremlin architecture, politics, as well as history.
The word 'Kremlin' refers to the first ranks of the Soviet government in the years 1922-1991. Its members consist of the President, Prime Minister, Secretary, Secretary, and Commissioner. Now, the name bestowed on the Kremlin fortress containing a complex of four palaces, four cathedrals, as well Kremlin Kremlin Wall and Towers.
Located in the heart of Moscow, the Kremlin Fortress beautiful perched next to the River Moscow. Its eastern side overlooks the Red Square or Red Square, which together with the Kremlin fortress became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The complex was formerly the residence of the Tsar. Now, to be the official office of the President of the Russian Federation.
There are four palaces, four cathedrals, as well Kremlin Kremlin Wall and Towers is filling this vast complex. Cathedral Square is the heart of the Kremlin. This area is surrounded by six buildings, including three cathedrals Cathedral of the Annunciation is, Cathedral of the Archangel Michael, and The Cathedral of the Dormition.
Quoting the official website of Moscow City, moscowcity.com, the latter church was a place of coronation for the king. The design of the facade is made of limestone sculptures are very beautiful one with a beautiful interior. There is also a weapons hall, a place to store a variety of heirlooms, including horse carriages, crowns, clothing, jewelry and weapons belonging to the Tsar.
The most famous architecture in the Kremlin is the Cathedral of St. Basil. Spiral shape of the dome and bright colors that will surely captivate the corner of your eye. Dome-dome is pretty well known throughout the world, even the iconic old school Tetris game. This cathedral is also often a filming location.
Kremlin fortress itself, which is commonly called the Kremlin Walls, built between 1485-1495 AD. This fortress that protects the Kremlin, with a total area of 68 hectares. While the Kremlin Towers, designed by an Italian architect named Peter Anthony Solarius. Initially there were 18 Kremlin Towers are built from the 17th century, and the number had grown to the present.
Highest tower is Troizkaya, which was built in 1945 and rose as high as 73.9 meters. Covered with wood, the tower is also made from red brick buildings that characterize many centuries ago.
The building is also an icon in this complex is the Ivan the Great Bell Tower. The tower is located in the northeast complex of the Kremlin. First, about the 1600's AD, 21 pieces of bells in this tower will ring when the enemy approached. Right next to the tower, there is the world's largest bell is the Tsar Bell.
Other old buildings are Terem Palace, once the home of the royal family. Close to this palace, the Grand Kremlin Palace, there is also a vast and magnificent. In it there is a special area reception room, stairs to the iconic red ceremonies, as well as private apartments once used by the Tsar.