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Lobnoye Mesto

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Address: Red Square, Moscow 613310, Russia
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Built in the early 16th century, this stone platform was not the site of...

Built in the early 16th century, this stone platform was not the site of executions, but an area from which the Tsar's edicts and sentences for criminals were announced.

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nr 1 square in the world

most impressive swaure in the world. all from size style energy view. combination of power religion, sacrifice

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2016
Moscow, Russia
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Moscow, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Without knowledge and history of Russia this place may seem so boring. Just a part of Red Square. Must read before the visit the Kremlin & red Square some history about this place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Nothing attractive - just a part of the Red Square, close to St. Basils Cathedral and Kremlin. A good point to make St, Basils photos from.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

This was my third time in Moscow, and the first time I saw this circular stone platform, and its right on the Red Sq. I didn't know what it was, so joined a tourist group there. The guide was telling it used for Tsars public speaking and addressing to people, but it isn't certainly approved. So never mind, who cares....admire... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

most impressive swaure in the world. all from size style energy view. combination of power religion, sacrifice

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Located at the Red square, near the St Basil's cathedral, this place was long believed to be the place of public executions, but now it's rather seen as a place from which state proclamations were announced.

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Moscow, Russia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

You see only unattractive structure on square. Nothing happens. May be guide tells you fearfull story about executions of enemies of Russian tsars.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

It is beautiful as everything on Red Square is. Just walk around, take some nice photos and enjoy :)

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

If you want to feel the place properly you should know a bit of the Russian history. The place was simply for tzars decrees anouncement but closely related to the leader of the greatest peasants war in Russia of the 18th century.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

Here, in Red Square, we bumped suddenly, as we were walking across the Square, at this circular stone - bricked platform ,with the diameter of 13 meters. It is located in front of the St. Basil's Cathedral and the monument to Minin and Pozharsky and is in the fact the cylindrical wall of about three and a half meters high.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Red square is the most iconic place to go in Moscow, cant be missed, whilst there its surrounded by the national russian museum (building in red), the iconic Gum Mall , St Basils cathedral and the Kremlin. My suggestion all these places require a full day. There is also an underground market which is quite economical for the budget shopper,... 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.