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Red Square and Kremlin

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  • Red Square and KremlinPro 2014
    Stuart Scott
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    3 Jan 16, 2014

    A must to visit when in Moscow. So much to see in here although you take pot luck as to what is open.

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    Rachel S
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    5 Oct 22, 2013

    Architecturally, the Red Square and Kremlin are the most amazing things I've ever seen. Walking around in December felt like being a fairy tale -- well, one where most of the characters were about to succumb to hyperthermia. But at any time of year, it is impossible not to marvel at these historic and important buildings -- many which host museums filled with equally impressive collections of Russian art and historical displays. Especially photogenic was St. Basil's.

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  • Red Square and KremlinPro 2014
    Matthew Crompton
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    5 Oct 21, 2013

    The heart of the city of Moscow, the Kremlin (the walled citadel that houses the President's residence) and the Red Square directly to its east are, to put none-too-fine a point on it, incredibly cool. Roads leading outward into Moscow and the rest of Russia radiate from this central point, which houses not only the Kremlin, but the famous St. Basil's Cathedral, GUM department store, Lenin's tomb, and the State Historical Museum. It's beautiful and almost embarrassingly rich in history, and its environs are THE place to stay in central Moscow.

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  • Red Square and KremlinPro 2014
    Maan @Travel Binge
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    5 Oct 06, 2013


    Red Square remains, as it has been for centuries, the heart and soul of Russia. Few places in the world bear the weight of history to the extent that Moscow's central square does. From the 16th Century St. Basil's Cathedral - one of the most famous pieces of architecture in the world - to the constructivist pyramid of Lenin's Mausoleum, Red Square is rich in symbols of Russia's turbulent and intriguing past.

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    D'Maris Coffman
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    4 Aug 03, 2013

    This needs more than an afternoon to do it properly. Also I reckon it's changed since I was there in 1994, but the Assumption Cathedral was the high point from my perspective. Amazing and a bit eerie.

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    Elen Petrova
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    5 Mar 13, 2013

    Moskovsky Kremlin — the most ancient part of Moscow, the main political, spiritual and religious and historical and art complex of the capital, the official residence of the president of the Russian Federation. It is located on the high, left coast of the Moskva River — the Borovitsky hill, at a confluence of the river of Neglinnaya of it. In the plan the Kremlin — the wrong triangle of 27,5 hectares. The southern wall is turned to the Moskva River, northwest — to the Alexander Garden, east — to Red Square. It is territorially located in the center of Moscow, it is allocated as an independent administrative unit.

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    Nina Kindred
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    5 Feb 01, 2013

    History is made here. History has always been made here. If you can stand in the middle of Red Square and not feel like you've been someplace really special, then I don't know what to tell you. Stand in the middle of the square. You have Lenin's Tomb and the Kremlin on one side. You have St. Basil's Cathedral on another side. A cathedral on yet another side. The GUM is on the last side. It's a place where people have died and revolutions have been born. It's on of the most special spots in the world.

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    Joseph Coureur
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    5 Sep 19, 2012

    I visited Red Square on a bad weather day, but it was still amazing. I'd like to come back on a sunny day to see the brilliant colors of St. Basil's.

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    Navid MovagharNejad
    3 Sep 05, 2012

    nice place to visit, to go there need to be there before noon, last visit schedule is 3pm and may be sold out because has limitation for number of people. in side has 5-6 cathedrals and 3 museums , really visiting museums is waste of money and time because it really has nothing to see and a full ticket for inside museums can cost more than 3000Rub per person(100USD) for a 10-15 min visit. it really does nt worth.

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    Alex Sai
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    5 Aug 19, 2012

    Резиденция русских царей и музей под открытым небом.

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    Dmitry Medvedskiy
    5 Aug 05, 2012

    Historical castle and symbol if strong Russia. If you didn't was on this, you didn't was in Moscow

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    Steve DeAngelo
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    5 Aug 05, 2012

    Red Square is the area in front of the Moscow Kremlin that was cleared out by Ivan III. He removed all the houses in this area, and turned it into the business district. Red Square is where the Tsar would make proclamations to the Russian people. It was also a place of celebrations and executions (Peter the Great had the Streltsy executed in the square, some of them Peter chopped the heads off himself).

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    Patrick Gutschlag
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    As a humble civilian you wont be able to go inside the Kremlin, yet the other places you'll go will make up for it.

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    Michael Nolan
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Red Square and the Kremlin are the 'it' places to go as a tourist if you want to find yourself some history in Moscow. The buildings live up to expectations (at least mine) by being semi-interesting and somewhat over the top (especially inside the Armory). Walk around (so long as the cold isn't biting) and check out the building exteriors - it's the best part.

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    Anna Hardman
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Nice place to see. There are a couple of trips you can purchase: just to see the park and the historical buildings outside, or purchase museum tickets on the premises of Kremlin.

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  • Red Square and KremlinPro 2014
    Leigh Virkus
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    When in Moscow, you must take a guided tour of the Kremlin. This will provide access to several interesting churches (lots of impressive art work) and will offer a lot of insight into Russian history. Although our tour did not include the Treasury, you will want to see that too...a very interesting collection of thrones, crowns, jewels, costumes, etc.

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    Rene
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    5 Jul 11, 2014

    This is one of those destinations as kid I never thought I would live to see. Fortunately we live in the jet age and visas to penetrate the iron curtain are readily available.

    So much history here, (albeit the vast majority has been top secret) the Kremlin is a must see for anyone visiting Moscow. Both public and private tours are available.

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    Manuela Nadin
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    4 Jul 11, 2014

    This enormous square, maybe one of the biggest in the world was built around 1493 after a big fire had destroyed a part of the city. Today the Red Square is the symbol of Russia in the world. It is rich of incredible monuments, such as St. Basil's cathedral, Lenin's mausoleum, the kremlin, with its rich buildings, and the Gum, a commercial building with luxury shops. It is always crowded.

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    Bob Walterhouse
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Seeing St. Basil's Cathedral for the first time is surreal. I saw the square at night which I really liked.

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    Alex Troshchenko
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    5 Apr 11, 2013

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The Red Square and the Kremlin, both dubbed UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1990, have sat at the heart of Russian history since the 13th century. The expansive plaza surrounds itself with historically relevant buildings, providing a beautiful view for the President of Russia, dwelling within the Kremlin. What he must see of one of the world’s most famous squares changes dramatically from night to ... read more
day and from season to season. The Red Square, a timeless landmark, still serves as a place of national ceremony today.

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