Place of Skulls
The 13m circular stone platform in front of St Basil's Cathedral is known as the Place of Skulls. Legend has it that it was the site of...
Saviour Gate Tower
The Kremlin’s ‘official’ exit onto Red Square is the stately red-brick Saviour Gate Tower. This gate – considered sacred – has been used...
Statue of Kuzma Minin & Dmitry Pozharsky
Newly minted, this old-style cafeteria offers a nostalgic recreation of dining in post-Stalinist Russia. The food is good – and cheap...
Krasnaya pl · interesting places nearby
Red Square information
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.