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“Can't not visit red square.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad)

Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad)
Krasnaya ploshchad, Moscow, Russia
292-4019
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City Sightseeing Moscow Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #1 of 1,851 things to do in Moscow
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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“Can't not visit red square.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Very busy and sometimes covered in scaffolding and temporary seating for events, which was the case when I was there.

Having said that it is a must see and has to be one of the great places in Moscow to view St Basil's and the Kremiln walls.

Visited August 2013
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“Winter in Red Square”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We visited Moscow in January and it was of course perishing cold and snowy. The snow however, added to the atmosphere. The walk past the Kremlin walls to the Square is very reminiscent of spy films and the square itself was interesting. Gum all lit up on one side with St Basil's on another was quite magical. There was a temporary ice rink which partly blocked the view unfortunately. The museums on the other side are well worth a visit. It was far too crowded to get on to the Square on New Years Eve so we went clubbing instead! Another interesting experience.

Visited January 2013
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“Sunrise at Krasnaya Ploshchad”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Great View!

Out of the countless times that i have been here this is the first time that i managed to take a decent photo and i am glad it is during the early hours sunrise.

The view is awesome and seeing is believing

Visited July 2013
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“We liked it.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Spent a faascinating 2 hours, buildings were Interesting, Good people watching and GUM unbelievably upmarket.

Visited August 2013
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“Lives up to its billing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Lenin's Mausoleum - there is a queue but it moves pretty quickly. You can't take mobiles in if they have a camera - so either travel light of leave them at a counter on the corner - 50 roubles to put it there,
Just wandering around and taking in the atmosphere.

Visited August 2013
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