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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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A history-lover's dream

I passed through Red Square almost every day of my trip and discovered something new each time--the little church near the gate, a store in the Gum, one of the Kremlin museums... read more

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I passed through Red Square almost every day of my trip and discovered something new each time--the little church near the gate, a store in the Gum, one of the Kremlin museums. It's quite incredible. Anyone visiting Moscow and not coming here has definitely missed out on what the city has to offer.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

To visit red square, one imagines a plethora of beautifully decorated churches but there is just the one (St Basil's) and everything else is a little underwhelming. Definitely worth a visit just to see St Basil's though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

February is a good time to visit if you enjoy ice skating as the red square ice rink is still operational. You can hire skates there and just watch the world go by. If you are not skating, the equivalent Russian Harrods is there with many nice coffee shops and designer shops at designer prices.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just like in books!! Its a must. Amazing structure. Totally recommended to take pics with one of the most Russian huge building. Its always crowded so i d recommend go early as soon as possible. If you are really into history i suggest to hire a guide and you would be able to appreciate it even more.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I grew up seeing news with reporters broadcasting from the Red Square - and then I stood there :). Absolutely amazing and unforgettable. Take some time and stroll and take it all in. Can be combined with Kremlin, Lenin's tomb and Kremlin Museum and the Park. Pay attention when the different sights are open. Some close in the middle of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Christmas market in Red Square was a lot of fun. Shopping, ice skating, and food & drink are abundant. Its a unique experience if you have the opportunity.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is full of symbols of former times, which I would like to forget... Statues of bad people everywhere...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic place. In winter with its ice skating ring. The market with all the Russian curios and traditional Russian food and drinks. All at reasonable prices. Try the pancakes cooked on an open fire either with caviar or condense milk. A Russian Favorite. Or pilmini with sour cream. The square is boxed in by the Kremlin , St Basil and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Red Sduare is the number 1 destination for all international visitors. The main attractions are the Kremlin, Mausoleum, GUM, St. Basil's Cathedral

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After multiple visits of the Red Square I'm stil impressed with the grandeur and the history behind each stone, after each corner. This culture at his best. See and let history tell you the rest.

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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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