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Kutafiya Tower @ Moscow (Russia)


Kutafiya Tower @ Moscow (Russia) by Drifter Baba

Kutafiya Tower @ Moscow (Russia) :

Kutafiya in Russia was called a lavishly dressed young lady. The famous tower at the public entrance to the Kremlin built at the beginning of the 16th century (Around 1516) which protected the stone bridge leading to the Trinity Tower in the Kremlin Wall. 

Great architecture! The bridge was originally built on top of a river, which is now only running in pipes under the ground. in the beginning, its height was around 18 m which has reduced to 13 m as its base has been filled with other materials. 

It is the only tower in the Kremlin that is uncapped and can be directly seen in the sky. At that time, in the war, many soldiers stood on the top of the tower to observe the enemy's situation in order to respond in the first time and always defend the security of the Kremlin. The Kutafija Tower is the only surviving bridgehead in the Kremlin, which serves as a bridge to protect the fortress.

It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Moscow and worth visiting it.

Visiting Timing:  10:00 AM to 05:00 PM  (Thursday CLOSED)

Best time to visit: All time. 

Entry Fees:  
There is no specific entry fee. If you take Ticket for Rubles 700 to 1000, you will be allowed to visit everything within the Kremlin except Ivan the Great Bell Tower.

Kutafiya Tower
Vozdvizhenka St., 1/13, Moscow, Russia, 125009

Special occasion:
No such special occasion but during Christmas and January, Weekends and holidays you will see it more crowded. 

Places to visit in Moscow:
  • The Moscow Kremlin
  • Red Square
  • St. Basil's Cathedral
  • Lenin's Mausoleum
  • Bolshoi Theatre
  • The State Tretyakov Galery

Parking Places: Finding a parking place in Moscow is a real tough task and Red Square is one of the busiest places there.

How to reach  there: 

Taxis: If you are new to Moscow, better to use Taxis to reach Red Square. You can hire a self-drive taxi but parking is a little problem there.

Metro: Metro is the best option to reach Red Square.  You can catch the Metro to Okhotny Ryad station on the light blue line OR Ploshchad Revolyutsii station on the dark blue line.  You need some local help there.

Buses: Bus facilities are good but I feel it is a little complicated. It depends on which place you want to catch a bus, better to get help from local sources. 

Accommodation : 
Kutafiya Tower is situated in the center of the city and you will find many hotels within 5 km. Hotels are quite costly there.

Food & Restaurant :
Kutafiya Tower is one of the very famous tourist destinations in Moscow and thousands of visitors visit there every day. You will find many restaurants near it. 

Few Photos:

Kutafiya Tower @ Moscow (Russia) by Drifter Baba

Visit Date:  01 Oct 2011