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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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292-4019
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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Yes it's even better than you imagine

Looks like you've landed in a film set, massive square, Kremlin on one side, Gums on the other and camers everywhere, a must visit starting place.

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Looks like you've landed in a film set, massive square, Kremlin on one side, Gums on the other and camers everywhere, a must visit starting place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We was sure that it will be amazing, but be there was an unique experience. We will repeat for sure with family.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My visit to Red Square was a bit surreal, having spent a good bit of my life in the US Navy and Red Square was "ground zero". But I found it to be a beautiful place, uncrowded and almost peaceful. Of course, it was 7:00 pm in January and -15 degrees, which might explain the lack of crowds. Lenin's tomb... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Red square was noted in UNESCO's world heritage in 1990. if you visit in here you can enjoy Lenin mausoleum, Kazan cathedral, Historical Museum an GUM Department store etc. every year there are several parades,especially Day may, Victory & October revolutionary day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have done even an inkling of research, you know what to expect of the red square. It does not disappoint.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The sheer excitement of walking up to the Red Square at night is so spectacular, array with lights, atmosphere and the sheer history and space was breath-taking. There's always tourists but so friendly and willing to take your photo. It's not actually made of red brick but painted hence Red Square. A must when visiting Moscow.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was like walking into history and it has an aura that is all its own, quite unlike Trafalgar Square for instance. We arrived late in the afternoon and it was beginning to snow, but plenty of people were sightseeing like us. On one side is the Lenin Mausoleum, where a queue was forming for tickets. At the far end... More 

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No matter the time of day or time of year there is something happening. A great atmosphere and the iconic sights fo not disappoint.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

That's the heart of Moscow, of course I am recommending this place to everybody is fantastic to go there any time of the world.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Giant Moscow ! Giant place ! You do not WALK there ! you TREK !! Since Gilbert Becaud song ,remembering his guide...Nathalie, blonde Nathalie, we have been probably hundreds, thousands, dreaming of same coach in this Mega place, designed for triumphant nilitary parades ! With the Beijing "forbidden City", the Kremlin and its impressive Red Square are an absolute "Must... 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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