We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A Must when you visit Moscow” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad)

Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad)
Krasnaya ploshchad, Moscow, Russia
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
and up
Moscow Walking Tour: Architecture, History and...
Ranked #2 of 1,947 things to do in Moscow
More attraction details
Attraction details
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.
West Heights, Houston, TX
Level Contributor
52 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A Must when you visit Moscow”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

If you can only do one thing in Moscow, then come here. The other thing that is a must is to ride the metro. Red Square offers hours of explorer without spending a cent. Within a 10 minute walk you can explore the following besides Red Square: St. Basil, the Theater, GUM, underground mall, souvenir vendors, a walk down Nikolskaya Street and lots more. And of course make a visit for the history that has taken place here.

Visited October 2013
Thank johnv
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

7,250 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Hungarian first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Serbian first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Kewarra Beach, Australia
Level Contributor
116 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“It's bigger than it looks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

It's always hard to know just how big an area is until you're standing in it. Whilst it's not the most picturesque square I've been it's Red Square in Moscow, so much history. It can get very crowded and I mean very crowed especially on a warm Sunday. There is a dire lack of public toilets and finding a store that has a facility available to the public is difficult so make sure you go before you go.

Visited September 2013
Thank RhondaH628
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
102 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“AMAZING! But beware of Olympics disruption.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Red Square was so overwhelming and beautiful! The week I was there they were setting up a huge stadium right in the middle of the square for the Olympics so beware of that. Lenin's tomb was closed due to the construction.

Visited October 2013
Thank Austin K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dartford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
57 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Overpowering - all those parades!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I stood in the middle of Red Square and it was one of those "pinch me" moments. I don't think anyone of a certain age could stand where I stood and not be deeply moved by the experience. Perhaps that applies to everyone I can't say. The place itself is very impressive without all the overtones of the memory of scratchy B&W film showing ICBMs, tanks and political leaders! The irony of the GUM department store directly opposite the Kremlin - maybe not so much in the past as GUM was a branch of government - now its a large - very large - aggregation of designer shops

Go in the day and go in the night - the lighting is stunningly good - walk through from the northern side up an incline and St Basil's is revealed (wow!) walk through the square with the Kremlin on your right and down the hill to the Moscow River and see the River and Kremlin walls from the bridge - quite a place!

April was warmer than we expected - there was still snow on the ground but the sun was warme - it gets pretty cold in the evening so go prepared!

There are toilets in the GUM building!

Wear sensible shoes - the cobbles in the square might be difficult otherwise

Visited April 2013
3 Thank Quadlock
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Bucket list”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

An aboslute must. This was my second time to Red Square and its simply wonderful, I have yet to actually enter St Basils but just from the outside its wonderful.

Visited April 2013
Thank CharlotteC82
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad) also viewed

Moscow, Central Russia

Been to Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing