Moscow audio tour: Red Square: The Heart of Russia

Red Square: The Heart of Russia

Walking Tour

25 mins

About the Tour

This walk explores Red Square, the historic complex in the heart of Moscow that is called "red" because the word originally meant "beautiful" in Russian, not because of the colour of its walls.

In the Soviet Union period, this was the centre of the socialist cult. Today the complex serves as the official residence of the President.

You'll see cathedrals, museums, churches, 20 towers, several monuments, and a mausoleum along the way, as well as the toniest store in Moscow. You'll also see the Moscow Kremlin, one-time official residence of the tsar.

Tour Producer


Ekaterina Borodulina

I am a journalist and a scriptwriter based in Moscow. I have a blog focused on lifestyle and leisure in the city.

Major Landmarks

  • Moscow State Historical Museum

  • Saint Basil's Cathedral

  • GUM Department Store

Directions to Starting Point

The nearest Moscow Metro stations to Red Square are: Okhotny Ryad and Biblioteka Imeni Lenina (Sokolnicheskaya Line), Arbatskaya (Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line), Alexandrovsky Sad (Filyovskaya Line) and Borovitskaya (Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya Line).

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Places to stop along the way

The State Historical Museum, Kilometer Zero, The Mausoleum, Saint Basil's Cathedral, GUM, Bosco Cafe, Spasskaya tower

Best time of day

Early morning, from Monday to Friday.


Keep an eye on your belongings, and don't buy any souvenirs here. The traditional items are quite ordinary but the prices here are extremely high. Keep your ID card with you.


Very good. I just found it too short for the price

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Red Square: The Heart of Russia