Welcome to Moscow

Welcome to Moscow

A Cultural Haven

Welcome to Moscow

Moscow is brimming with history and one of the biggest attractions. The Kremlin is right on Hotel Baltschug Kempinski's doorstep! We're located right at the heart of the city, so you can access all of the sights and attractions with ease.

Zaryadye Hall

Moscow concert hall Zaryadye is the unique multi-functional concert complex right at the walls of Kremlin. The Moscow concert hall Zaryadye threw open its doors during the City Day, the 8th of September 2018.

Several prestigious prizes were won by the Zaryadye Hall during two first concert seasons. The Hall was acknowledged as the best concert venue of the year (2019), “The Event of The Year”, while some of the world’s best artists, musicians, and conductors performed at the stages of Grand and Small Hall. Many of the artists visited Russia for the first time.

On February 29, 2020, the main music instrument of the Zaryadye Hall, the Large Concert Organ, played for public for the first time. The assembling and voicing of the organ took more than two years. The inauguration of the Organ became an iconic event for the music world, for it lasted 24 hours.

Not only great masters are on the Zaryadye billboards, though. Young talented artists and series of cool contemporary music projects are welcome to the Hall.

Educational programmes for both children and adults are regarded as a priority for Zaryadye development. Lectures, tours, clinics, interactive concert programmes are for any age!

Moscow Kremlin Museums

The Moscow Kremlin, one of the largest architectural ensembles in the world, is a unique museum complex that has been created over the centuries. Covering an area of 28 hectares, the Kremlin has spacious squares, green areas, majestic palaces and temples.

The Moscow Kremlin Museums hold more than 160,000 outstanding works of domestic and foreign art and include the architectural ensemble of Sobornaya Square – the oldest square in Moscow – and the Armoury.

The Assumption, Archangel and Annunciation Cathedrals, the Church of the Deposition, the Patriarchs Palace and the Ivan the Great Bell Tower are located on Sobornaya Square. The basement of the Annunciation Cathedral houses the exposition "Treasures and Antiquities of the Moscow Kremlin"; the basement of the Archangel Cathedral houses the exposition "The Ascension Monastery in the Moscow Kremlin"; and the Church of the Deposition houses "Russian Wooden Sculpture of the Late XIV–XIX Centuries".

The Armoury owes its name to one of the oldest Kremlin treasuries: its collection is based on precious items kept in the Tsar's treasury and the Patriarch's sacristy, as well as items made in Kremlin workshops and received as diplomatic gifts. The Armoury exhibits state regalia, coronation dress, Russian goldsmiths' articles and Western European artistic silver, as well as weapons, carriages and ceremonial horse-drawn items.

Saint Basil's Cathedral

St. Basil’s Cathedral (the Cathedral of protecting veil of the most holy Mother of God on the moat)

The Cathedral was built from 1555 to 1561 by order of Tsar Ivan IV the Terrible, who’s reign was the longest in Russian history. The Cathedral is a military memorial which appeared in honor of victory over the Kazan Khanate. Ten cathedral’s churches are represented interiors of the 16th–20th centuries. The walls and vaults of the temple are covered with frescoes and oil paintings with plant ornament and images of saints. The museum temporary exhibition presents rare examples of ancient Russian icon‐painting school and masterpieces of applied art. Precious donations of royalty and parishioners are located in the former sacristy.

Relics of Moscow inhabitant Basil the Blessed (the contemporary of Ivan the Terrible) were buried under ground near the east wall of Protecting Veil Cathedral. In 1588 on this place was built a church, which is dedicated to St. Basil. Wall paintings and temple icons narrate the amazing miracles of the Saint.