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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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Phone Number: 292-4019
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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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There is so much to see one does not know which way to turn. St. Basil's is the symbol of Russian architecture with its vivid colors and domes. Lenin's mausoleum leads to... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is so much to see one does not know which way to turn. St. Basil's is the symbol of Russian architecture with its vivid colors and domes. Lenin's mausoleum leads to Stalin's, and other Soviet leaders burial sites. Russia's national historic museum stands at the opposite end from St. Basil's. No visit to Red Square is complete without visiting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

dreamed for years to visit. found ii intresting including all sights. the big mall us in the same place.

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Lots of beautiful sights here. Ice skating rink is usually filled with people. Nice area to walk around.

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An amazing cultural place to visit so.much to see and do. Our visit is the run up to Christmas and things are now in full swing in Red Square decorations are wonderful and there is an ice rink and market stools selling souvenirs and local produce. Plenty of places to eat local food and some Moscow version mulled wine. Very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Arrived in a torrential rain storm. St. Basil's was freezing... long line to get in, no heat, chaotic once inside. That said, it is extremely photogenic both at night and in the daylight. There were outdoor table and chairs with umbrellas in front of Gum Department store (which had the only public bathroom.. hole in the floor type). Lots of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Red Square has both historical and practical significance to Russia. Also you find a very nice gift shop for nested dolls very good quality.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Red Square is a beautiful place that you cannot miss. The Architecture and the surroundings are amazing. We visited and all the surrounding were covered with snow, that make the place more beautiful. We had a guide- Russian student- that helped us to have a great experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great way to see the city and do all kinds of fun stuff from Red Square and Kremlin to off the beaten path and cozy nooks like Patriarchy Ponds, Coffee Bean coffee shop, beautiful Pyatnitskaya street and its ancient churches and temples. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Like all super popular tourist places, the beautiful and must-see Red Square has some locals who would try to rip you off. Here it would be some costumed characters - Stalin/Lenin/Nicolas II who would come at you offering to hug/take picture and then demand ridiculous amounts of money for the photo. You see them coming - just ignore them, keep... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The sights around the square/ rectangle are significant red square is a massive area wonderful at night or day it has an atmosphere that is matched by few public areas of the world.

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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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