Terem Palace


The 16th- and 17th-century Terem Palace is the most splendid of the Kremlin palaces. Made of stone and built by Vasily III, the palace’s living quarters include a dining room, living room, study, bedroom and small chapel. Unfortunately, the palace is closed to the public, but you can glimpse its cluster of 11 golden domes and chequered roof behind and above the Church of the Deposition of the Robe.

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1. Church of the Deposition of the Robe

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2. Hall of Facets

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3. Assumption Cathedral

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4. Great Kremlin Palace

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5. Annunciation Cathedral

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6. State Kremlin Palace

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7. Poteshny Palace

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8. Patriarch’s Palace

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