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Red Square, Moscow

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Located at the heart of Moscow, Red Square offers easy access to most of the city's major attractions. Surrounded by landmark buildings representative of Moscow's rich architectural heritage, the vast square is the first destination for most visitors to the city. Its name comes not from the color of the cobbles or its link to communist history, but from one interpretation of the Russian word "krasniy," meaning "beautiful." Most of the city's major streets originate from this square, but the majority of tourists come to this World Heritage Site to take pictures and visit the surrounding buildings, including a mausoleum housing the embalmed body of Vladimir Lenin. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Moscow trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • Red Square and all its Wonders! It's dark in the evening. We enter the Red Square from the side of the Barbarian. Basil the Blessed Temple, for the first time from this angle. Everything is lit up and wonderful! Listen to Eugene Stepanov, that from "Walking around Moscow." How many "historical secrets" are revealed to us - at every step! We are rediscovering the "fate" of this unique square. And the walls of the Kremlin, and the frontal place, and the main entrance to the GUM appears as an invitation to a mysterious fairy tale ... Give yourself this joy and walk here on a warm Moscow evening.
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  • It was occupied by an exhibition of horses and another of military music bands It can't be that in August this will happen
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  • One of the most beautiful places. The impressive Red Square with its monumental buildings and fine architecture is the main attraction in Moscow and your starting and ending point to explore some of the other great places to visit . Worth visiting in the early hours of the morning and also at night to enjoy the lights flashing on the main buildings.
  • The Beautiful Square (mistranslated as red). The most recognizable place in Moscow. Beautiful St Basil cathedral, great Wall of Kremlin, fantastic architecture all around and thousands of tourists. Cannot be missed any time you visit Moscow.
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