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Red Square (Krasnaya Ploschad)

Red Square is the central square in Moscow, sitting just northeast of the famous Kremlin. Once a marketplace, over the years it has been the sight of public ceremonies and proclamations, the occasional coronation and during Soviet times, military parades. Together with the Kremlin, it was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990, one of the first sites in the Soviet Union to receive such designation. Today Red Square also serves as a major concert venue, with Paul McCartney, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Shakira, among stars who have performed in recent years.

The main entrance to Red Square is through the Resurrection Gate, which was rebuilt in 1995 to copy the gate that was originally finished in 1680. At the center of the gateway stands a small chapel housing an icon known as the Iverian Virgin. It’s not uncommon to see crowds of people gathered around the chapel throughout the day.

Just inside the Resurrection Gate you will find the entrance to the State History Museum and Lenin’s Mausoleum, as well as the Kazan Cathedral and GUM – the State Department Store. The iconic St Basil’s Cathedral sits on the opposite end of the square. If you plan to visit Lenin’s Mausoleum, be sure to check your bag and camera at the State History Museum first, as you won’t be allowed to bring them inside.

Practical Info

Red Square is in the center of Moscow, most easily accessible from the Ploshchad Revolyutsii or Okhotny Ryad Metro stations. The square is occasionally is closed to the public for concerts or other large events.

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Kremlin Territory with Cathedrals Red Square Tour, Moscow, null
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Kremlin Territory with Cathedrals Red Square Tour

Walk along the Red Square where the card of Moscow and even of all the country is – St.Basil’s Cathedral with its colorful domes. Quite near the cathedral is ...  Read more

Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.00
Private Moscow Must-See Tour, Moscow, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Private Moscow Must-See Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Take a full-day private tour with a friendly local guide to cover must-see sights and off the beaten path of Moscow.  Explore the treasures of Moscow. ...  Read more

Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $220.00
Private Moscow City Tour with Red Square and Kremlin, Moscow, City Tours
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Private Moscow City Tour with Red Square and Kremlin

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Visit a centuries-old fortresses, museums, cathedrals and discover the city's heart on this 5-hour private tour of the Kremlin and the Red Square. A UNESCO ...  Read more

Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $179.00
Private Tour: Moscow by Night, Moscow, City Tours
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Private Tour: Moscow by Night

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Explore Moscow by night on this exciting private tour! Take a night walk around historical Old Town as you view the night lights of the city. Experience the ...  Read more

Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.00
Moscow Red Square and Bolshoi Theater Private Tour, Moscow, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Moscow Red Square and Bolshoi Theater Private Tour

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This 3-hour private tour is a perfect way to see the city of rich history (almost 870 years!) all dazzling with colourful cathedrals, domes, baroque ...  Read more

Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.00
Private Walking Tour of Moscow Including The Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow, Private Sightseeing ... 
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Private Walking Tour of Moscow Including The Kremlin and Red Square

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Learn about the history of Moscow and Russia from an experienced guide on a 4-hour walking tour. You will visit the most notable city attractions, such as the ...  Read more

Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $145.00
Moscow Private Red Square and City Tour, Moscow, Walking Tours
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Moscow Private Red Square and City Tour

See Moscow with a friendly local guide on a 3-hour private tour. You will gain insight into the cultural and local history as well as an introduction to ...  Read more

Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.00
Small-Group Moscow City Walking Tour, Moscow, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Small-Group Moscow City Walking Tour

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See the stand-out sights of Moscow’s Red Square, Nikolskaya Street and Alexandrovsky Garden on a 2-hour small-group walking tour! While listening to ...  Read more

Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.50
Soviet History Tour in Moscow, Moscow, Walking Tours
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Soviet History Tour in Moscow

On this 5-hour tour you'll see the famous Red Square, home to the monument to Minin and Pozharsky, Lobnoe Mesto and the Lenin's Mausoleum, next to ...  Read more

Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $157.00
Moscow Walking Tour Through the Eyes of Locals, Moscow, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Moscow Walking Tour Through the Eyes of Locals

Are you in Moscow for the first time? You would like to visit the most important sites but also run away from the flooded touristic paths and taste a local ...  Read more

Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $43.74

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