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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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  • Great Red Square! I suggest you visit St. Basil (more interesting outside than inside, in my opinion); the Natural State Museum is nothing of that; extremely interesting, Lenin's Mausoleum, the Kremlin Necropolis and THE GUM warehouses
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  • The history of our great country. If you even before the visit read the story of walking will be more interesting and informative. There are a lot of events at different times of the year. Always a lot of people.
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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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