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What else is worth a glance on Red Square?

What else is worth a glance on Red Square?

This is an article from a section FAQ about what else is worth a glance on Red Square.  Read in detail about all the sights of the Moscow Kremlin in a Section Moscow Kremlin and the Red Square.

Red Square abounds in historical sights, including the Moscow Kremlin .

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 St. Basil’s Cathedral

Minin_and_Pozharskiy_Monument

On the opposite side from the Kremlin there is 16th-century St. Basil’s Cathedral, one of Moscow’s largest functioning churches. The Red Square ensemble also comprises museums devoted to the history of the Russian Orthodox Church.

GUM on the Red Square

GUM_Red_SQUARE

The Monument to Minin and Pozharsky stands in front of the Cathedral and, to the left, you will see the 19th-century GUM building.

Historical Museum

Исторический музейThe Historical Museum is a large red brick building hosting a fascinating collection of over 5,000,000 exhibits illustrative of Russian history, culture, economy and politics from prehistoric times to the present day.

 

Kazan Cathedral

To the north of Red Square stands the one-domed Kazan Cathedral, completely reconstructed in the 1990s

Mint on the Red Square

монетный дворRight behind the Cathedral are various late 17th-century buildings, such as two-storey red brick chambers that once accommodated one of Moscow’s oldest mints

A museum of the Patriotic War 1812

музей отечественной войны

Opposite the Historical Museum stands a two-storey building dating back to 1830s. It is now part of the Historical Museum, the Museum of  the Patriotic War 1812.

 

Kremlin Embankment

Кремлевская набережная

After touring Red Square, have a stroll along the Kremlin Embankment – the first stone embankment in Moscow, built in the late 18th century and faced with granite slabs in 1936. The Embankment gives a stunning view of Red Square and the Vasilyevsky Spusk Square.

Alexander Garden

Check out the 200-year old Alexander Garden, located between the Kremlin Embankment and Red Square. The Alexander Garden has maintained its original layout designed in the early 19th century by Osip Bove.

Bolshoi Theatre

Большой театр

The Bolshoi Theatre is a stone’s throw from Red Square. You may not be lucky enough to buy tickets to a performance, but you can still enjoy the building from the outside!

Adjacent to the Bolshoi Theatre are the Maly Theatre and the Russian Academic Youth Theatre.

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