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Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad), Moscow

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Located at the heart of Moscow, Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad) 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. To visit Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad) and get the most from your holiday in Moscow, create itinerary details personal to you using our Moscow itinerary planner.
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  • Spectacular!! From the idea of vastezza and greatness of this country. To visit along with Saint Basil's Cathedral and the Kremlin situated in the same area.
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  • it was a pity the day i visited a military tattoo was being held in the square thus couldn't get the feel of the scale completely of the square. The buildings though are as impressive as expected and ...  more »
  • This place will never get bored) feel the pride of power, patriotism and mental power. Beautiful scenery, especially in the summer.
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  • One of the best known sites in Moscow and all of Russian. Massive square encased from two sides by Kremlin walls, GUM mall on the third and the Saint Basil's church on the fourth. Also holds Lenin's mausoleum, the State Historical Museum of Russia and many other attractions. During winter season an outdoor ice skating rink is setup for the enjoyment of all who wish to join the fun. Fairs, markets and parades take place there all year round.
  • Perhaps one of the most visited historic places. Look around and you see those historical monuments and do not forget to go to GUM Departmental store bang opposite to the Kremlin. If you want some good (not great) street food, just get out of the gate and a lot of options. But be prepared to stand in a queue to get your orders.
  • Symbol of the country which is always full of tourists. I like it. Really cozy and impressive
  • stunning, gorgeus astonishing feeling to enter this square the first time (drizzle on this day was awesome)
  • If you have the opportunity and relations with the country are good I totally recommend visiting Red Square. It's a beautiful location and the people are warm and friendly in spite of the fact that they often don't smile.