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Visit the Red Square at Night – Why You Cannot Miss it!

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One of my favourite times to visit The Red Square at night.

Watching the colours of the sky change over the square and the lights of the GUM shopping centre slowly light up was something I could never get bored of.

If you weren’t thinking of visiting the Red Square at night, I hope this post changes your mind as you will literally see the buildings transform before your eyes.

I found that it didn’t really get dark for a few hours after sunset and so the sky had blue, purple and even pink hues which were stunning to capture. 

It is definitely worth the extra visit and will be the most spectacular end to a day of Moscow sightseeing.

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St Basil’s Cathedral at night

St. Basil’s Cathedral lights up and looks even more stunning than it already did during the daylight hours.

Strollers walk along the cobbled streets down towards the river and it makes for such a romantic setting.

When there is a clear sky above, the colours change by the minute. From blue to pink, to purple, to indigo to black! 

The cathedral spires also light up and reveal amazing colours too.

 It’s really spectacular, so make sure you have your camera ready to capture it!

red square at night

GUM shopping centre at night

The GUM shopping centre reminded me of Harrods in Knightsbridge.

The first thing I noted was how it all shone up in lights from early evening and made for a spectacular affair when wandering around the square.

The shopping centre is open until around 10 pm and so you have lots of time to explore.

red square at night
red square at night

Kremlin Wall and Lenin’s tomb at night

The Kremlin wall and Lenin’s tomb also is lit up by the shopping centre and it’s probably the quietest time of day to get a picture when there aren’t any tourists around.

One of the things you can see from miles around is the Communist star light up in red on top of the Kremlin Wall tower spires.

It’s beautiful and can always be used as a beacon to navigate your way back there.

red square at night
red square at night
red square at night
red square at night

Don’t miss the magic of Moscow’s Red Square at night!

Moscow’s Red Square is a beauty whatever time of day that you visit but I would schedule a night visit into your itinerary if you haven’t already.

It’s definitely not something you want to miss!

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