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Cathedral Square, Moscow: 9 reviews and 21 photos

  Cathedral Square
by Canadienne

The Kremlin has been the political, spiritual and cultural centre of Russia for most of its history ~ the golden-domed cathedrals and churches though, are not at all what my mother envisioned when we discussed visiting. In her childhood memories of the distant Soviet Union, the Kremlin was the dark and dreary centre of a cold-hearted, industrial city. Therefore, as our visit to the Kremlin revealed such surprising beauty, it has won a place as my mother's favourite memory from the trip.

The view here is of Cathedral Square, the Kremlin's main square, which was formed in the 15th and 16th centuries. It was the setting for coronations, receptions, and even theatrical events. Despite its importance, and Lenin's attempted protection of the buildings, Stalin still succeeded in destroying two churches, a palace and a monastery.

What remains though is arguably the most captivating sight of a visit to Russia.

Address: The Kremlin
Website: http://www.kreml.ru/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 15, 2003
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