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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
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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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Christmas lights

Christmas is a great time to visit Moscow Red Square Cremlin is worth seeing in its own right but at Christmas there is ice skating lights and kiosks and many attractions The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 11, 2016
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Thetford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2016

Christmas is a great time to visit Moscow Red Square Cremlin is worth seeing in its own right but at Christmas there is ice skating lights and kiosks and many attractions The lights shows are some of the best I have seen every body seems happy and a party atmosphere

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2016 via mobile

Truly a must see on any visit to Moscow and it didn't disappoint. Worth going early for lack of crowds especially on holidays.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2016 via mobile

Very happening place, i was there several times, early december, on new year eve, always something happening arround it even though the temp was -17 degree.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2016

very large and beautiful. in winter is very nice to walk with all lights and open air christmas market.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2016

East West Tours designed a wonderful vacation for us to Russia with a side trip to Kiev last summer. The accommodations and travel arrangements were perfect and the guides outstanding. Alex from East West worked with us to accommodate our tour extension so that we could see everything we wanted to while in Russia and the Ukraine, including Red Square... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2016

If you are heading to Moscow, Red Square should be on your to see list. It is an amazing place and really worth the visit. There is so much to see and do inside the square and it looks better in real life than it does on any tv or photo you have viewed it previously.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

In short it is hard to explain the sensation when you are standing there. You feel like you are standing at the top of the world. Amazing architecture and heritage.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

Take the time to explore eyerything this location has to offer. Take a camera and enjoy your time here.. it's stunning well worth the que to get in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2016

Go to Red Square for a historical walk and take some great pictures of the St. Basil Cathedral and many more!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

This is my second stay in Moscow over the Russian New Year and Xmas. Over the intervening 6 years Red Square has become such a vibrant, colourful, lively and fun place. On New Year's eve it was truly magical. Just be prepared for crowds shoving and pushing to get through security points. Queuing is not a Russian custom!

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Red Square & Kitay-gorod
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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