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Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad)

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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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A must!

A must. For every trip to Moscow. This is the heart of Moscow. A central meeting place. I particularly enjoyed seeing the Lenin mauseleum. On the day I went there wasn't even a... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2016
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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

A must. For every trip to Moscow. This is the heart of Moscow. A central meeting place. I particularly enjoyed seeing the Lenin mauseleum. On the day I went there wasn't even a long line. St. Basil's church is imposing from the outside it disappointing inside. Small cramped dark rooms. I thought there would be a spacious interior. The best... More 

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Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

Really a must see on your visit to Moscow! The iconic buildings are beautiful. There is not much to do on the red square, but the because of the history and for sight seeing, taking pictures it is worth a visiting.

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Nairn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 12, 2016

A place to see and enjoy. Very impressive buildings. Easy to find. Try and see the tomb of the unknown soldier and the changing of the guard.

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Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Place is busy and vibrant but not overcrowded. Spectacular buildings all around you. Need to visit a few times in any one trip to get a variety of photos with different lighting. Que to Lenin mausoleum ñot bad on our visit. Camera bags allowed through security but photos in mausoleum.

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Reviewed April 10, 2016

Red Square is a great place to walk and see people and the main sites of Moscow. There is history, shopping and dining all around. Night time is beautiful.

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Reviewed April 10, 2016

This is the definitive sight in Moscow. It is bigger than you think and smaller than the photos lead you to believe. really gob-smacking. The size is impressive and it was always like that. The biggest pararde square in Europe. Wow!!

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Reviewed April 10, 2016

Spent a couple of hours here during a 2 day business trip to Moscow. Impressive buildings all around the square, and a lot of police and security forces securing the place but they were friendly enough though. Didn't visit the mausoleum as there was a big line waiting to get in. However worth a visit.

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Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Full of character and characters - the church quite rightly dominates and is a must. Smaller than expected but compulsory none the same. Nice to walk from side to side to soak in the atmosphere

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Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

I loved Moscows red square. When you see St Basil's cathedral, it looks like you're in a magical land. The buildings are so beautifully designed and painted! The Kremlin looks amazing! At night, they light this square immaculately. You will love it!

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Reviewed April 9, 2016

As large an area as the square is all the significant attractions are right in front of you. Unless you're in the middle of the tourist season the only thing that takes time is you, standing in wonderment. Wear solid walking shoes for the distance and the uneven surface of the road bricks. Bring your camera of coarse and a... More 

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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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