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Red Square

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Lenin's Mausoleum

Red Square and Lenin's Mausoleum are both rated highly by professional travelers. On balance, Red Square is the choice of most writers compared to Lenin's Mausoleum. Red Square comes in at 97 with accolades from 6 reviews including Afar Magazine, Michelin Guide and concierge.com.

Red Square and Lenin's Mausoleum are both rated highly by professional travelers. On balance, Red Square is the choice of most writers compared to Lenin's Mausoleum. Red Square comes in at 97 with accolades from 6 reviews including Afar Magazine, Michelin Guide and concierge.com.

tripexpert score
97
#2 in Moscow
location

Krasnaya ploshchad, Moscow, Russia

endorsements
  • 7 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    The site of extravagant military parades during the Soviet era, this may be the most famous square in the world.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Most beautiful and impressive at night, when it's entirely illuminated by floodlights, with the ruby-red stars atop the Kremlin towers glowing against the dark sky. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Contains many of Moscow's most iconic images, in particular the multihued onion domes of St. Basil Cathedral, originally built in 1561. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    The very heart of Moscow... This panorama never fails to send the heart aflutter, especially at night. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    Walking on legendary Red Square is your first key step in visiting Moscow. Full Review →

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89
#4 in Moscow

Red Square, Moscow, Russia

  • 6 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    Lenin's embalmed body— or, some contend, a wax likeness— has lain in this eerie pyramid-shaped mausoleum since his death in 1924.

  • 6

    Fodor's

    Lenin (1870–1924) has lain in state here since his death. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    The embalmed body of the founder of the Soviet state is still on display in a mausoleum on Red Square. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Although Vladimir Ilych requested that he be buried beside his mum in St Petersburg, he still lies in state at the foot of the Kremlin wall. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 53

    Come early in the morning and be patient! Russian and foreign tourists come to Lenin's Mausoleum in droves every day. Full Review →

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