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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  • Red Square is grand and imposing. It is much bigger than you imagine. But it isn't just a big empty square -it is used through the year for lots of different events, such as Spasskaya Tower military m...  more »
  • Was Bigger then i thought and nice place for photos, With a Luxury Mall on the other side and visible Soldiers around  more »
  • Don't even think about going to Moscow without seeing Red Square. Suggestion: I also suggest that you visit both in the daytime and again at night. Very different feel especially at night with the fam...  more »
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  • This place is amazing!! Many open space, many beautiful architectures, many cathedrals, and lots of museums. I visit Moscow in summer and temperature around 12 - 14 celcius and a very strong wind (recommend you to bring something comfy and wind breaker). The downside is the number of toilet and restaurant (so better if you bring snacks together with you). Entrance to Kremlin is around 500Rub per-person but with a limited entrance. The other attraction will cost you around 750Rub and I recommed you to buy in advance via website because of limited ticket only. Enjoy this place so much and be back in the future..
  • Awesome place any time of the year. Get your wallet warmed up to dish out some money though. Red square is surrounded by great restaurants and many things to see and visit within the vicinity.
  • A lot less threatening than than Tienamen Square, the equivalent in China. Heavily policed but somehow friendlier...perhaps due to the magnificent GUM Department store that takes up almost all of the side opposite Lenin's Mausoleum. Although cold the square was filled with happy tourists snapping selfies.
  • If you go to Moscow, this is likely the reason why. The square is large, full of beautiful architectures, and tourists trying to take pictures. If you're lucky with the weather, its a visit of a lifetime.
  • This place is so historic and amazing. It's a great location to take a stroll and people watch.

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