Red Square is a must-visit destination when you are in Moscow. This site has become the main square in Moscow since the 15th century. In 1990, UNESCO listed this place as World Heritage. This place is actually a pedestrian which covers 52.000 meters square area.
This place has five main monuments you have to explore. They are Moscow Kremlin, Saint. Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin Mausoleum, The State Historical Museum, and GUM Store. Before you visit this place, you should find out some interesting activities you can do there. Here we list down several attractive things you can see at this Moscow square.
1. Visiting St Basil’s Cathedral
The main landmark you should not miss when you are in Moscow is Saint Basil’s Cathedral. This cathedral has an extraordinary interior. It has nine chapels. The entrance ticket fee of St Basil’s Cathedral is 700 RUB. This cathedral is open from June to August from 10 AM to 6 PM. Besides, it is also open from September to May from 11 AM to 5 PM. But, this cathedral is closed every Wednesday.
2. Enjoy Tasty Ice Cream at GUM
Another fun activity you can do in Red Square Moscow is enjoying the traditional Soviet ice cream. You can purchase this ice cream at GUM. This ice cream is so tasty. But, the price is so affordable. At GUM, you not only enjoy the ice cream. But, you also can purchase luxury things in more than two hundred boutiques. The GUM store is open every day from 10 AM to 10 PM.
3. Shopping at Christmas Market
You should visit Moscow during the holiday season since it offers an attractive ambiance. The Moscow square will transform into festive color and full of snow. During the holiday season, you can go to Christmas Market. This market is full of traditional stalls. The stalls sell local products such as pancakes, mulled wine, and other sweets.
4. Visiting The State Historical Museum
When you visit Red Square Moscow, make sure that you go to the State Historical Museum. This museum displays Russian history. The State Historical Museum is open every day from 10 AM up to 6 PM. But, on Fridays and Sundays, this museum is closed at 9 PM. The entrance fee of this museum is 400 RUB.
5. Watch the Changing of the Guard
You should not miss this attraction. You can see the process of changing the guard for Eternal Flame. The eternal flame is under the Kremlin red walls. The location is on the area before you enter the square. The process of changing the guard is an attractive sight. You can watch this attraction every hour. In addition, you do not need to spend any entrance fee.
That’s all five fun activities you can do at Red Square Moscow. You can also wander around the square to visit other interesting places. For example, you can walk in Zaryadye Park. Besides, you can also visit the Pushkin Museum of Fine Art. Other places you can visit are the Bolshoi Theater and the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. All of these places will be able to give pleasant experience for your trip.