Senate Tower of Kremlin

The Senate Tower is one of the oldest towers in the Moscow Kremlin. It is located on the eastern wall between the Spasskaya and Nikolskaya towers and overlooks Red Square, Moscow.

It was built in 1491 by the Italian architect Pietro Antonio Solari by the order of Ivan III. The tower was called “deaf” or Nameless for a long time; it received its modern name in 1788 after constructing the Senate building opposite it. As part of the ensemble of the Moscow Kremlin, it is included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List.

Nearest metro stations: Okhotny Ryad, Teatralnaya, Revolution Square, Kitay-gorod.

Red square ensemble (full list):

State Historical Museum

Lenin mausoleum

GUM department store

St. Basil’s Cathedral

Cathedral of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God

Spasskaya Tower

Nikolskaya Tower

Lobnoye Mesto

Monument to Minin and Pozharsky

House of the Provincial Government

See also Architecture of MoscowPalaces and most historic buildings of Moscow.

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