Immediately outside the Kremlin’s northeastern wall is the celebrated Red Square, the 400m by 150m area of cobblestones that is at the very heart of Moscow. Commanding the square from the southern end is St Basil’s Cathedral . This panorama never fails to send the heart aflutter, especially at night.
In old Russian, krasny meant 'beautiful' and Krasnaya Ploshchad lives up to its name. Further, it evokes an incredible sense of import to stroll across the place where so much of Russian history has unfolded.
The apex of Russian political power and once the centre of the Orthodox Church, the Kremlin is not only the kernel of Moscow but of the whole country. It's from here autocratic tsars, communist dictators and modern-day presidents have done their best – and worst – for Russia.
This beautiful walking bridge will take you from the Temple of Christ the Saviour towards the island with cafes and bars. A nice short walk. On the bridge you will see many newlyweds, and it also has lots of places to take excellent photos of the Temple.
The elaborate 240m facade on the northeastern side of Red Square, GUM is a bright, bustling shopping mall with hundreds of fancy stores and restaurants. With a skylight roof and three-level arcades, the spectacular interior was a revolutionary design when it was built in the 1890s, replacing the Upper Trading Rows that previously occupied this site.