Moscow audio tour: The Heart of Russia: A Guide to Moscow's Red Square

The Heart of Russia: A Guide to Moscow's Red Square

Walking Tour

45 mins

About the Tour

Explore Russia's famous Red Square, where every square kilometer is full of history, on this walking tour.

Hear the stories, secrets and legends behind the square's most symbolic sights including the Kremlin towers and the Kremlin Wall, the Mausoleum, the Kremlin Necropolis, and the State Historical Museum, which are all located within walking distance. Make a wish and drop a coin at the world famous Kilometer Zero in Moscow, from where all distances in the country are measured. Then take a leisurely stroll through the Department Store Park.

Along the way, I'll show the alley where all the legendary Russians were buried. Join me on this tour into the heart of Russia and discover the compelling history of the Red Square that lies in the current historical, political and cultural centre of the country.

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.

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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

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , about 4 years ago
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The Heart of Russia: A Guide to Moscow's Red Square