Exploring Moscow’s Red Square

Exploring Moscow’s Red Square, Moscow, Russia (B)

If you’re heading to Russia, chances are your main inspiration for a visit was Moscow’s infamous Red Square. I have to admit, on approaching the complex and seeing the St. Basil’s Cathedral colourful spires for the first time I was incredibly excited! 

When you think of Moscow, your first thoughts are usually grey and soviet-era buildings without a hint of colour or character. But, the Red Square is full of life and vibrancy. As you walk around you will be joined with tourists at all times of day, but you can still get some good snaps with a bit of patience! Here’s some highlight’s and things to see; 

Without doubt one of the most famous cathedrals in the whole world, St. Basil’s is truly the gem of the square. With its bright marshmallow-like peaks, intricate but bold architecture and stunning location is it any wonder? 

If you’re after some good lighting for your selfies try going around sunset. It truly makes the colour of the cathedral come alive and will bring out all it’s grandeur on offer. I found that in the morning the lighting was behind the cathedral and so caused some shadow. It may be busier, but watching the sun setting over the red square is so romantic that you’ll hardly notice. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Exploring Moscow’s Red Square
Guide Location: Russia » Moscow
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Sophie Pearce
Read it on Author's Website: http://independentfemale.co.uk/exploring-moscows-red-square/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • St Basil’s Cathedral
  • GUM
  • State Historical Museum
  • Kazan Cathedral
  • Lenin Mausoleum
  • Kremlin Wall
  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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