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Built in the early 16th century, this stone platform was not the site of executions, but an area from which the Tsar's edicts and sentences for criminals were announced.
Red Square, Moscow 613310, Russia
Red Square & Kitay-gorod
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place of execution is one of the oldest architectural structures on Red Square. It was built in 1786 by architect M Kazakov. This replaced a brick structure which had been a few paces west, and was in use from the 1530's. You will not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Andrew M
Reviewed September 18, 2018

A great piece of Russian history, pity no signs are given in English to highlight the significance of this site

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KirstenCorin
Reviewed August 15, 2018

This is one of those places that I don't think deserve a page on Trip Advisor. It's not that much to look at and doesn't have all that important of a history. Give it a miss unless you happen to just be walking by. Thanks...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dskid
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Very historical place, tragedy. Calling "Bloody place" Make a photo from this place, left it behind your back. Many beautiful attractions around.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sashax77
Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

Why list this as an attraction? Because the folklore brands this stone platform as a place for public execution. That's what we would have come out believing had the local guide not enlightened us. As per her, no executions happened here. Just the announcements or...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank BhawaniPathania
Reviewed December 17, 2017

Lobnoye Mesto is easily an overlooked stone situated in front of St Basil's Cathedral. Not interesting.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank hulagirlSurrey
Reviewed November 10, 2017

There's nothing really to see and do at this historic execution spot. Still, while visiting Red Square, you might as well take a glimpse of it for a minute or two.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank TheShis
Reviewed November 8, 2017

Whilst the history of this place might be interesting, there's not actually that much to see here and it's not really a highlight of a visit to Red Square. If you don't know about the history then the place is even less inspiring. Quick visit...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank KGB777
Reviewed October 28, 2017

So if you wonder about history of wild asian country like Russia, you should visit this place. Here was a place of executions some time ago. No it is just a place, just some picese of stone. But could you imegine all the pain and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank alexeyl775
Reviewed May 8, 2017

While this has a place in Russian History, it is easily overlooked in the shadow of St Basil's Cathedral. When we were there, it was screened off, so unable to get too close to see it, but don't feel that we missed out.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Sandra and Alan S
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Red Square & Kitay-gorod
This small yet important neighbourhood is full of
state institutions and offices. To understand where
modern Russia began, go to the Kremlin and State
Historical Museum on Red Square. After satisfying your
historical curiosities, indulge in modern pleasures at
GUM Department Store - not just for the sake of
shopping but for the sake of architectural pleasure as
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