State History Museum
At the northern end of Red Square, the State History Museum has an enormous collection covering the whole Russian empire from the time...
War of 1812 Museum
Part Russian Revival, part neo-Renaissance, this red-brick beauty was built in the 1890s as the Moscow City Hall and later served as the...
At the northwestern corner, Resurrection Gate provides a great vantage point for your first glimpse of Red Square. With its twin red...
Sip a cappuccino in view of the Kremlin. Munch on lunch while the crowds line up at Lenin’s Mausoleum. Enjoy an afternoon aperitif while...
Nikolskaya ul 3 · interesting places nearby
Kazan Cathedral information
The original Kazan Cathedral was founded on this site at the northern end of Red Square in 1636, in thanks for the 1612 expulsion of Polish invaders (for two centuries it housed the Virgin of Kazan icon, which supposedly helped to rout the Poles). Three hundred years later, the cathedral was completely demolished, allegedly because it impeded the flow of celebrating workers during holiday parades. The little church that occupies the site today is a 1993 replica.