It is a widely advertised museum in Moscow, Russia and even abroad. And anyone you ask keeps preaching about its uniqueness and irreplaceable value as if someone pays them for saying it. But despite that, every once in a while I see tourists that don't seem to be completely sold on that and need either more proof of its awesomeness or, instead, a firm argument in favor of skipping it.
This article tries to help you to make up your mind by focusing on the not-so-appealing aspects of the museum. Because someone has to show you the other side of the story, right? And while I end up sort of recommending you to visit it despite anything written there, reading it is still a good way to support all your doubts or sooth your consciousness in case you've already decided to skip it.
Now there's an option (finally) to buy two of the most essential types of Kremlin tickets online. But it might not always be the most practical solution. Let's find out when, how and why should you do that.
As you've found out from another article, there are 4 different types of things to see and visit inside the Kremlin, each with its own ticket. Now the most obvious question will be, "Do I really have to buy all of them?"
The answer is a resolute No. Here are some suggestions and thoughts to help you to assemble your own perfect Kremlin visit.
They really don't try to make it easy for you here, do they? Buying tickets to the famous fortress, perhaps, one of the best examples of that. Getting inside and visiting everything that it has to offer takes cunning, stamina and determination. It's like solving the Da Vinci code in real life. You need to stand in two different lines to buy 4 different tickets, find several special entrances, stealthily sneak by a couple armed guards and quickly know them out if you get noticed. Or... something like that. Let's start from the beginning...
It is by far one of the most essential things that you'll need to do upon your arrival. Blessed are those who pre-paid some (grossly overpriced) international data package with their operator back home, this article is not for them (unless they want to find out how much they could've saved by buying internet here). This article is for everyone else who still has no idea of how to make sure that you always stay online once you've reached Russia. Here's some advise for you:
1. GettTaxi and Uber
Download on the AppStore
This might seem very obvious. And that the years spent in our post-iPhone, all-connected world should've taught people that there's no cheaper, more convenient and frugal way to move about anywhere in the world without your own car than through mobile taxi apps. But yet I constantly hear questions like: "That Georgian guy at the airport said be would give us a special rate. We paid 4000 RUB. Is it a good price for a ride from Domodedovo?"
The first temporary monument to the socialist icon appeared slightly on the different place than the today's one on Revolution Square on 7th November 1918 to commemorate the first anniversary of October Revolution.
Doesnt work any longer!!! Buy tickets to the museum online and pick them up in the main ticket office building in the Alexander's Garden outside of the Kremlin. It's the only place you can do it now whether you've prepaid online or not.
This article describes you how to buy tickets for the Armory Chamber museum and get inside without leaving the Kremlin's territory. It assumes you're already inside the walls looking straight at the Armory building.