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Moscow, Russia: The Kremlin of Izmailovo

Saturday, August 31, 2013


I discovered Moscow's lesser known Kremlin (the Kremlin of Izmailovo) on a whim when browsing google images for the beautiful and world famous Moscow Kremlin. I fell instantly in love with the Disneyland yet traditional Russian appeal of the little fortification, and highlighted it as a must see for my trip to Moscow that I can now only look upon in hindsight. 


Built in 1998, the Izmailovo Kremlin is nowadays used during the celebration of different city holidays, festivals and fairs. The Kremlin is also a highly popular setting for Russians wanting to celebrate their weddings according to the oldest Russian traditions (I saw three weddings occuring in the Kremlin within the 30 minutes that I spent exploring within its walls!). Although the site has no historical value and is purely a charming sight for the eyes, as it is only a 15 minute metro trip out from the Moscow city centre, I'd definitely recommend a trip here.