Red square is within close proximity of the two hubs of the metro, each of which combines several stations. Easiest way is to take the metro and get to any of these stations, and then go in the right place, guided by the signs in the subway. Skip the Red square you are unlikely to succeed.
Interchange station "ohotnij rjad – the Theatre – revolution Square"
The first hub comprises
- Sokolniki metro line, red line, station "Okhotny Ryad",
- Zamoskvoretskaya, green line, station "Theatre",
- Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya blue line, station "revolution Square".
You can drive to any of these three stations. Coming out of the car, locate the sign "exit to the city. Manezhnaya square". Follow this direction and you will come to the surface to a big red building, this Historical Museum. Walk straight up to him and pass him: behind him is a Red square. To the right of the Historical Museum Lenin's mausoleum and the Kremlin wall, and on the left the monument "Zero kilometre of road in Russia."
Hub Biblioteka imeni Lenina – Arbatskaya – Borovitskaya – Alexandrovsky garden"
This hub brings together:
- Sokolniki (red) metro line, the station Lenin Library,
- Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya (blue) line, the station on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya,
- Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya (gray) line, the station Borovitskaya,
- Filevskaya (blue) line, the station Alexandrovsky garden.
As soon as you arrive at any of these stations, look for the subway sign "exit to the city. Alexander garden". When you reach the surface, you will be in the Alexander garden, which is located close to the Kremlin wall, but not with that Red square. To reach it, start around the Kremlin on the right. After 4-5 minutes you will see that the wall turns and you have open space is a Red square. You will also see the Kutafya and Trinity towers, through the Kutafya tower you can go inside of the Kremlin.
Visit the red square
Red square is open and free to visit almost always. It closed only in exceptional cases, for example, for the may 9 parade or rehearsal of the celebration.
Visit Lenin's mausoleum also is completely free, but it does not work every day and just a few hours. In the mausoleum it is better not to take a lot of things, as large bags are made to submit to a paid storage facility located at the entrance. Before you visit you need to pass through a metal detector.
In recent years, red square you can find many law enforcement officers who constantly check the documents of all those present. So just in case, it is recommended to have your documents on you.