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Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad)

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Red Square & Kitay-gorod
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Address: Krasnaya ploshchad, Moscow, Russia
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Red Square, once the site of executions and military parades, sits smack...

Red Square, once the site of executions and military parades, sits smack in the middle of Moscow, bounded on one side by the Kremlin walls and Lenin's tomb and on the other by GUM, the country's largest department store.

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Grand Square with Beautiful Buildings

The Red Square is the square. It is by far one of the most, if not the most, impressive squares that I've ever been to. From its sheer size to all the beautiful buildings in the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Red Square is the square. It is by far one of the most, if not the most, impressive squares that I've ever been to. From its sheer size to all the beautiful buildings in the square, visitors should definitely stop by and appreciate the square.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Recommended especially due to the history and buildings around the red (means beautiful in Russian) square. Would recommend to have a guide tour as there are so many great thinks

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Short days and long nights keep most people indoor. Sun rises at 9am making us feel unwilling to step out of the door. However, we know that we don't come to Moscow to sleep. If we have only one day in Moscow, we will spend it at Red Square. It's awe-striking setting foot on Red Square. Red Square doesn't look... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You should definitely visit the iconic Red Square. Around New Year's they have a winter village with food and drinks and its actually very nice. In the summer they have various shows. It's scenic and picturesque and is everything Russia embodies in a snapshot.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Red Square is a main part of the center of Moscow, and it's right outside The Kremlin and is where GUM department store, Lenin's Tomb, and St. Basil's Cathedral are located. It is a main area for tourists so it'll be pretty busy. During the winter there is a fair set up and an ice skating rink where you can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

fantastic site in Moscow, must have seen red square when visiting Moscow. Was my first visit to Moscow but will definitely return to explore city some more.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must see having seen this over the years in grainy black and white TV growing up. Our visit was just after some event and a large area of the square was covered in scaffolding curtailing views. We also toured around the periphery of the Kremlin and then the inside. Would recommend the visist.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ofc a place u have to visit when are in Moscow. Surprised how small it was. Looks bigger on foto or video.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the place you can visit during 24 hours 7 days a week, all seasons, all weather. Well, better - good weather. During summer - it's gorgeous, during winter - it's gorgeous + ice skating ring! It's historical, beautiful, crowded, but sweet and welcoming. So +1 must see place in Moscow!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing place, full of history on every stone. A place that puts together medieval age with this era. BEAUTIFUL!

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This small yet important neighbourhood is full of state institutions and offices. To understand where modern Russia began, go to the Kremlin and State Historical Museum on Red Square. After satisfying your historical curiosities, indulge in modern pleasures at GUM Department Store - not just for the sake of shopping but for the sake of architectural pleasure as well.
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