Resurrection Gate

Resurrection Gate, Moscow, Moskva, Russia

At the northwestern corner of Red Square, Resurrection Gate gives an incredible vantage point to your first look at the square. With its twin red towers topped by green tent towers, the first 1680 door was destroyed in light of the fact that Stalin thought it an obstruction to the processions and shows held in Red Square. This exact replica was made in 1995.


  • Constructed in 1535, the Resurrection Gate was built by the Italian architect Petrok Maly, one of the gates of the Kitai-gorod.
  •  The Gate was renamed after the Icon of the Resurrection of Christ installed on it in 1680.
  • Two towers were added to the Gate in 1680, and Russian tsars and tsarinas would come there to observe formal ceremonies.
  • The small chapel by the Gatehouses is the Iveron Icon of the Mother of God.
  • Resurrection Gate was demolished in 1931, together with almost the entire Kitai-gorod Wall, as part of the urban street widening project.
  • The Gate and the Chapel both were rebuilt in 1995.

Destruction and rebuilding

In 1931, the Resurrection Gate and the chapel were destroyed to make a place for heavy military vehicles driving through Red Square during military parades. Both the buildings were completely restored in 1994-95, and a new idol of the Iveron Theotokos was painted on Mount Athos to restore the original.


The Resurrection Gate is the only existing gate of the Kitai-gorod in Moscow. It connects the north-west end of Red Square with Manege Square and gives its name to Voskresenskaya Square. The gate adjoins the lavish building of the Moscow City Hall to the east and the State Historical Museum to the west.

The Triumphal Gate was reconstructed in 1680: Two hipped roofs with two-headed eagles were added up, and the Icon of Christ’s Resurrection was restored above the gate. Thus it became known as the Resurrection Gate. Sometime later a gilt angel and cross were added to the dome of the chapel.

After the Revolution, the Soviet government began to destroy holy sites, and in 1929 the chapel was destroyed, to be replaced by an abominable sculpture of a worker. The idol was moved to the Cathedral of the Resurrection in Sokolniki, and by 1931, the Resurrection Gates had been completely destroyed.

A new copy of the original Iberian idol was recently made on Athos, and in 1994 Patriarch Aleksiy II blessed the foundations of a restoration of the Iberian Chapel and the Resurrection Gate. Within a year the project, under the aegis of architect Oleg Zhurin, had been completed, and the new Resurrection Gate was officially revealed in 1996.

Museum Opening Hours / Ticket Office Opening Hours

Monday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Thursday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sunday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Ticket Price

Free of cost.

Visiting Rules

Compliance with the requirements for appearance and clothing.

Nearest Metro Station

Okhotny Ryad, Teatralnaya, Ploschad Revolyutsii

Additional Information

In the Chapel, there is a miraculous Iveron Icon of the Mother of God which you should see.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Red Square, make sure to go both day & night. This area is especially pretty in night lights.
Make sure to use these gates as entry to Red Square, they offer the most stunning entry.

Nearby Hotels and Restaurants

Hotels near Resurrection (Voskresenskyie) Gates with Iverskaya Chapel:

  • Four Seasons Hotel Moscow (0.16 km)
  • Moskva Hotel (0.18 km)
  • Hotel National, a Luxury Collection Hotel, in Moscow (0.29 km)
  • Hotel Nikolsky (0.19 km)
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow (0.36 km)

Restaurants near Resurrection (Voskresenskyie) Gates with Iverskaya Chapel:

  • El Sol (0.04 km)
  • Obed Buffet (0.04 km)
  • Coffee House (0.04 km)
  • Osteria Mario (0.18 km)
  • Bosco Cafe (0.15 km)

Location Map for Resurrection Gate

What’s Worth Seeing Near Moscow’s Red Square

  • St. Basil’s Cathedral
  • The Kremlin
  • Notable Kremlin Towers
  • Mausoleum of Lenin
  • GUM Shopping Center
  • State Historical Museum
  • Minin-Pozharsky Monument
  • Kazan Cathedral
  • Moskva River


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