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. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Moscow trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • Very large square. Don't go to many of the people who visited Moscow. Many tourists visited rain raining the day I went, was not much better weather.
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  • Always have seen this place in the movies and was wondering, is it really big and crowded? Its huge and very very crowded. Couldn't get in Lenin's mausoleum, I think they don't let ppl inside anymore....  more »
  • Probably every tourist who comes to Moscow, wants to get on the red square. There's always quite crowded and quite often occur any events.
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  • This is a must when I Moscow. Great place, nice buildings. Lenin museum. MUM giant shopping mall, had to afford anything in the exclusive shops, but walk is free and coffee affordable. In the winter there is a very nice winter market with large skating rink. Yes come here to see the old Moscow v City like walking in a postcard
  • Definitely what to see when you are in Moscow. It's totally different if you are there Daytime and Night time. Both beautiful in their own way. Kremlin, Gum, State Museum and St Basil Cathedral lines up the square. Grab an ice cream cone inside Gum and go for a stroll. Great place to take photos.
  • I had an incredible experience in this city and this square is just amazing! I really enjoyed having a walk along the beautiful buildings and also I really recommend visiting the Gum mall.
  • The Red Square is always awesome during the Christmas holidays. It's beautifully illuminated, so thousands of people are there every night. Despite the crowds the entrance was well organized in terms of security checking. There is a big shopping center right near the Square, so you can go there if it's too cold.
  • One of my favorite places, can't miss to visit this every time I come to Russia. One has to take a good walk to reach the back to see the river but everything is worth
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