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Red Square, Moscow

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Must see · World heritage site · Historic Site · Landmark
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Located at the heart of Moscow, Red Square offers easy access to most of the city's major attractions. Surrounded by landmark buildings representative of Moscow's rich architectural heritage, the vast square is the first destination for most visitors to the city. Its name comes not from the color of the cobbles or its link to communist history, but from one interpretation of the Russian word "krasniy," meaning "beautiful." Most of the city's major streets originate from this square, but the majority of tourists come to this World Heritage Site to take pictures and visit the surrounding buildings, including a mausoleum housing the embalmed body of Vladimir Lenin. Planning Moscow trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.
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  • We were excited to visit Red Square but couldn’t believe how beautiful and clean it is in person. Definitely something you need to see for yourself! Must see at day and night. 
    We were excited to visit Red Square but couldn’t believe how beautiful and clean it is in person. Definitely something you need to see for yourself! Must see at day and night.  more »
  • Red Square is pretty awesome. Whether you are visiting the Kremlin, St. Basil's Cathedral, the GUM department store turned into a mall, or one of many museums nearby, it is an incredibly beautiful... 
    Red Square is pretty awesome. Whether you are visiting the Kremlin, St. Basil's Cathedral, the GUM department store turned into a mall, or one of many museums nearby, it is an incredibly beautiful...  more »
  • Nice sight and one of the most important to visit in this city! A great experience for all so don’t miss it! We were friends and really enjoyed the whole trip 
    Nice sight and one of the most important to visit in this city! A great experience for all so don’t miss it! We were friends and really enjoyed the whole trip  more »
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  • This place looks magical! It was probably least crowded when I went there and perhaps that's the reason I liked this place a little more. You can spend a lot of time (or days) in Red Square and the nearby places and you won't get tired of the freshness and the beauty of this place.
  • Every human being needs to visit the Red Square of Moscow once in a lifetime. It is magical. Don't forget to get inside the historic shopping center the department store GUM located here. A magic place as well!
  • A great historical place, looks as impressive in real as in movies. From here you can take a long walk and lose yourself in the streets of Moscow. Nearby there are many museums. You can also book some tours here. When we were there, Red Square served as the starting point for most of our excursions.
  • It's a world famous place of historical and continuing importance - you don't really need me to comment on it, but Google pestered me. It's sandwiched between the Kremlin, Lenin's tomb, the historical museum and GUM. All of which are worth seeing.
  • Going to Moscow and not visiting this place is maybe the biggest mistake you can make. Red Square captures the culture of Russia perfectly. Especially recommend visiting during New years eve.

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