Red Square

Red Square, Moscow

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Red Square is a city square in Moscow, Russia. The buildings surrounding the Square are all significant: Nearby to the South is the elaborate brightly domed Saint Basil's Cathedral and the palaces and cathedrals of the Kremlin, Lenin's Mausoleum. On the Eastern side of the square is the GUM department store, and next to it the restored Kazan Cathedral.
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2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Garden Ring
How to get there
  • Ploshchad Revolyutsii • 3 min walk
  • Kurskaya • 3 min walk
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia9,575 contributions
One of world's iconic squares
Apr 2021
Every time I visit Moscow, and this was the fourth time, there's no chance to miss this sq. It's one of the most famous and beautiful squares in the world.
History and stunning architecture interfere here - the iconic Kremlin walls, the Lenin mausoleum, the fascinating St. Basil Cathedral, the high end GUM mall, History museum,...all of them are here.
Day or night, it's always packed with people and activity here, really a must do.
Written May 7, 2021
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Wild Dog Safaris, East Africa LLC
Nairobi, Kenya54 contributions
Stunning architecture!
May 2020
The square was entertaining, however, the best part of it was the short walk down to the river and eating at a restaurant overlooking the river. Can’t remember the name of it, however, it looked like a space ship and the waitresses were dressed like flight attendants. This restaurant had by far the most exceptional food and service in all of Russia!
Written April 30, 2021
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Catalina A
Nicosia, Cyprus312 contributions
Must visit
Mar 2021 • Friends
Landmark of Moscow, definitely everyone must visit, is absolutely beautiful in winter time as snowy weather make it more enchanting and special
Written March 20, 2021
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Paul B
Moscow, Russia294 contributions
Historic and Awe Inspiring
Feb 2021
There's a real sense of history, the massive square framed by Kremlin walls and GUM store, with St Basil's Cathedral at the far end and Lenin's Mauseleum. Its a huge space, containing a skating rink while we were there, but with huge wide open areas still available. There is sigificant security before entering and a lot of security in the square, but its not a problem. Make sure you have a guide book with you or have some knowledge of the square to ensure that you know what's where, what the various statues signify, and the general history of the square. Then its quite an awe inspiring place, and really should be the number one place to visit in Moscow. Allow an hour , depending on time of year and number of tourists, and depending on whether you are planning to visit inside St Basil's, Lenin's Mauseleum. And GUM is a great place for a pit stop.
Written February 16, 2021
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L78A
Croissy-sur-Seine, France44 contributions
Always a good idea
Jan 2021 • Family
One of my favorite corners in Moscow. It’s stunning! I love the festive atmosphere . It’s ice skating rink for whole winter but you must buy the tickets online beforehand otherwise no chance to enjoy it . Plenty of souvenirs shops , expensive brands boutiques.
Written January 8, 2021
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razza6026
Tullimbar, Australia267 contributions
Red Square & St. Basil's.
Feb 2020 • Family
January in Moscow is cold.
Very cold. Lots of snow, wind & ice.
Went to Red Square & St. Basils, it cost just a few rubles to go inside St. Basils but a lovely old church.

At that time of year the court yard of Red Square has lots of merchants selling Orthodox Christmas gifts to unsuspecting tourists.

If you can haggle you may get a bargain. Like a Rabbit or Fox fur Ushanka for about 4000 rubles.
Less than US$60.

Having your photo taken with these two Mario brothers cross Stalin look alikes will set you back about 1000 rubles each. I negotiated 500 rubles about US$7.00.

But be sure to work out the price before the photo or they will ask for as much as they can get out of you.

A word of warning to my American & British friends. No matter where I went the Moscovites were a little stand offish thinking that I was American or British. Once they found out I was Australian they were very friendly.

Written January 7, 2021
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Phil78
Tolyatti, Russia21 contributions
Red square great anytime !!
Dec 2020 • Friends
The red square is a legend and every time I go there is have the feeling that this is the first time !
Written December 13, 2020
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Paulinelr
Llanrhystud, UK86 contributions
Immaculate and not as big as I expected it to be.
Jan 2020
Enhanced when we visited by a wonderful Christmas Market. Everything is perfect and you are free to wander around at will. If you want to visit Lenin’s Mausoleum you will need to queue and the opening hours are restricted, make sure you wander down the side of the GUM store for a fantastic display of lights.
Written December 3, 2020
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michaelmP9679DF
Zurich, Switzerland1,199 contributions
Love it
Apr 2019
This place is amazing. I usually do a privat tour in Kremlin. After have a lunch in Bosco Café at GUM. Then stroll around Zaryadne Park.
Written October 18, 2020
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Alliohna
286 contributions
The most famous national treasure
Sep 2020
The most famous Russian attraction, of course a must go and see in Moscow. Many tourists around and quite spacious to accommodate everyone. Lots of shops and cafes around (as it would be everywhere in the world) but of course expensive as it’s so central. Make sure you walk along Nikolskaya Street which is the one next to GUM.
Written September 10, 2020
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