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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  • Walked there with a girl. Installed lovely fairground tents, and an ice rink. All very atmospheric. The only negative-no non-cash payment.
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  • So, of course, take a walk on red square are cool, and usually I drive there to walk all visiting guests. But the Kremlin hit just not real. If you buy an e-ticket, you must change at the cashier, and the meaning of an e-ticket? When you're standing at the checkout that would change it a long queue. It is not clear. Everything was good that the authorities are watching this place
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  • The red square is wonderful, excellent place to start a trip to Moscow. Worth every attraction the square!
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  • The best place for taking photographs, walk around and shopping. The buildings look like Disneyland but they aren’t. There are many building around this area which are Saint Basil Cathedral, GUM shopping mall and the big red building. In GUM, there are many hi-end brands, supermarket for souvenirs and very good ice cream. You can spend as much time as you want around this area.
  • Red Square: the most famous and known place in Moscow! This place is beautiful! It is unique, original, scenic, need to see it both day and night. The Saint Basil's Cathedral lookks very nice t, the entrance is at a charge. The square also hold the State Historical Museum, GUM department store and the Kremlin.
  • One of the best places to see in Moscow. It contains the most colourful cathedral in the world. On the right you have the memorial house of Lenin and the Kremlin walls, on the left you have enormous shopping mall that looks like the one in London and behind you is a the historical museum of Moscow.
  • This is one of the most famous squares in the world. It is very beautiful and almost surreal when you get to see it in person. The Saint Basil Cathedral is breathtaking. So beautiful!
  • One of the most beautiful squares in the world and one of the biggest I've ever been. Amazing structures, churches and castles. A must visit place in Moscow.

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