The Red Square It is an indisputable stop for all those travelers who decide to spend a vacation in Moscow. Popular belief explains that it received that name for being the favorite color of the Soviet party, Red Square has been the central square of Moscow from the XV century. Combined with a tour of the Kremlin, a trip to the Plaza is an event that can last throughout the day.
First, you will have to go through what is known as the “Resurrection Gate" This gate has been the entrance to Red Square since the 16th century, but it was demolished by Stalin's order so that large Soviet tanks easily entered the area. When you start your walk you will immediately see the St. Basil's Cathedral, known worldwide for its coloring. This was built in the 16th century by a decree signed by Iván el Terrible.
It was restored in 2004. When you enter inside you will find a complex full of mysterious corners and a lot of artistic representations related to the Orthodox Church. Right in front of the cathedral is Lobnoye Mesto. Many believe that this area was used for executions but, in fact, it is the place where the edicts of the tsars were read, religious ceremonies were held and important public announcements were made.
The executions were carried out in Red Square, but were usually carried out on the hill behind the Saint Basil's Cathedral. Next visit: GUM. This is a large shopping center that is located along Red Square. It has dozens of stores including some by Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton.
Famous Landmarks of Moscow: Red Square (November 2023)