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Resurrection Gate

This gate is known for its distinctive architecture and provides an excellent entry point to Red Square.

Start your experience in Red Square by entering through the impressive Resurrection Gate, which has a colorful history matched only by its distinctive architecture. Be sure to bring your camera; this sight is just as photogenic as other big-name attractions on Red Square, including St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin Wall. Notice the twin tall towers topped with two-headed golden eagles.

Though the gates have been demolished and resurrected a number of times, its name actually refers to the depiction of Jesus Christ’s Resurrection above the red and white building’s two archways. The gate first appeared in 1534 and was reconstructed in 1680, only to be torn down by Stalin to make way for large-scale Soviet ceremonies in the square. Gates were once again assembled between 1994 and 1995. Walk through these portals to reach all the sites of Red Square.

Notice the blue building in front of the gate as you approach Red Square. This is the Iveron Chapel. Although much smaller than the grand gates, it holds a special place in Muscovite tradition. Visitors to the square and even Russia’s rulers were encouraged to pay their respects to the chapel’s shrine on their way into Red Square. Inspect the religious art displayed on the gate as you get closer. Appreciate the two blue spires above the gates as well.

Before going into Red Square, make sure you look at the compass embedded in the ground near the chapel. This is the start of Russia’s highway network, Kilometer Zero. So, while it is the start of your journey into Red Square, it is also the starting point of a journey across Russia.

To see Resurrection Gate and other Red Square attractions, use Moscow’s metro system via Ploshchad Revolyutsii or other nearby stations. The square and Iveron Chapel are open every day.


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Hotel National, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Moscow ¥11,580
Hotel National, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Moscow

Hotel National, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Moscow

15/1 Mokhovaya Street, bld. 1, Moscow
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Moscow City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bolshoi Theatre and State Historical Museum. Lenin's Mausoleum and Red Square are also within 15 minutes. Teatral'naya Station is only a 4-minute walk and Ploshchad Revolyutsii Station is 10 minutes.

    Hotel Metropol Moscow ¥14,430
    Hotel Metropol Moscow

    Hotel Metropol Moscow

    2 Teatralny Proezd, Moscow
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Moscow City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Maly Theatre and Bolshoi Theatre. TsUM — Central Universal Department Store and Revolution Square are also within 10 minutes. Teatral'naya Station is 6 minutes by foot and Ploshchad Revolyutsii Station is 6 minutes.

      Pentahotel Moscow, Arbat ¥6,013
      Pentahotel Moscow, Arbat

      Pentahotel Moscow, Arbat

      Ulitsa Novy Arbat, 15, Moscow, Moscow
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This family-friendly Moscow hotel is located in a shopping district, within a 15-minute walk of Lotte Plaza and Arbat Street. Moscow Kremlin and Kremlin Armoury Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km). Arbatskaya Station - Arbatsko - Pokrovskaya Line is 9 minutes by foot and Arbatskaya Station - Filyovskaya Line is 11 minutes.

        Grada Boutique Hotel ¥9,019
        Grada Boutique Hotel

        Grada Boutique Hotel

        Kuznetsky Most Street, 6/3, Bld. 3, Moscow
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Moscow City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bolshoi Theatre, State Historical Museum, and Lenin's Mausoleum. Red Square and St. Basil's Cathedral are also within 1 mi (2 km). Kuznetsky Bridge Station is 5 minutes by foot and Teatral'naya Station is 6 minutes.

          The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow ¥33,189
          The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow

          The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow

          Tverskaya Street 3, Moscow
             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            This family-friendly Moscow hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Manezh Square, Bolshoi Theatre, and GUM Department Store. TsUM — Central Universal Department Store and St. Basil's Cathedral are also within 15 minutes. Okhotny Ryad Station is only a 2-minute walk and Teatral'naya Station is 4 minutes.

            Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow ¥31,746
            Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow

            Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow

            Neglinnaya Street No 4, Moscow
               
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              This family-friendly Moscow hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow Kremlin, and Red Square. St. Basil's Cathedral and Kremlin Armoury Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km). Teatral'naya Station is only a 5-minute walk and Ploshchad Revolyutsii Station is 8 minutes.

              Marriott Moscow Royal Aurora Hotel ¥11,544
              Marriott Moscow Royal Aurora Hotel

              Marriott Moscow Royal Aurora Hotel

              11 Petrovka Street, Moscow
                 
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Moscow City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kuznetsky Most and Bolshoi Theatre. Moscow Kremlin and Red Square are also within 1 mi (2 km). Kuznetsky Bridge Station is 7 minutes by foot and Teatral'naya Station is 8 minutes.

                Four Seasons Hotel Moscow ¥38,240
                Four Seasons Hotel Moscow

                Four Seasons Hotel Moscow

                2 Okhotny Ryad Street, Moscow
                   
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Moscow City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of State Historical Museum and Bolshoi Theatre. Lenin's Mausoleum and Red Square are also within 10 minutes. Teatral'naya Station is only a 2-minute walk and Ploshchad Revolyutsii Station is 8 minutes.