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Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad), Moscow

Categories: Historic Sites, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Once you reach Red Square, you are right next to St Basil, Lenin's Tomb (open to public), etc. Interesting to note that the street is so wide since this is where they marched soldiers and tanks for pa...  read more »
  • Incredible impressive lighting GUM-u. If anyone is looking for experience metfizycznych I recommend to enter in the fall on the evening mass to Orthodox Church in front of the Museum (ul inlet. Mikolajska)
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  • On a 2 day business trip to Moscow, I had a free couple of hours one evening so took the opportunity to visit as it was a 15 minute walk from my hotel. The impression that you get when you enter the s...  read more »
  • I had always seen it in movies, it was incredible to actually be there. It's impeccable and well maintained. Can get pretty busy with tourists but well worth it. Watch out for special events that may close down the square to the public.
  • Red Square, surrounded by St. Basil's cathedral, the Kremlin, the State Historical Museum, and the GUM mall is probably the most iconic location in Russia. If you're visiting Moscow, a stop at Red Square is a must. St. Basil's cathedral is beautiful. And so are the surrounding buildings and cathedrals. When I was there (June 2016), Red Square was hosting a reading event. The entire square was full of book kiosks. They were also preparing for Russia Day (Russia's Independence Day). Because Red Square is a centralized location, there's always a lot going on. It's used for a variety of purposes. The downside is that it can be hard to get an unobstructed view of the surrounding buildings.
  • Definitely a must for anyone vising Moscow. It's size has to be seen. Make sure you time your trip to co-inside with the opening times of Lenin's tomb, which is on the square. And then there is St. Basil's with its beautiful onion domes.
  • If you're coming to Moscow, it's obligatory to visit here. The "Red" (Krasnaya, in Russian) from the name, refers to old way of saying "beautiful", and later became "red". So in ancient times, this was the "Beautiful" Square. Here you'll find the most iconic sightseeing from Russia, with love.
  • One of the world's most recognizable public square. Many important buildings surround the square, St. Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Mausoleum, National Historical Museum and Alexander Gardens... etc.
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