The first stop on any Moscow itinerary should of course be the Red Square. It is a long stretch of cobblestones squeezed in between some the most iconic buildings in town; the Kremlin, Saint Basil's Cathedral with its easy recognizable onion domes, the posh shopping arcade of GUM, and the boxy mausoleum of Lenin. It is a strange mix of grand old architecture, Soviet granite and tourist kitsch. The streets that lead to the Red Square are lined with fancy shops and cozy cafes. Don't limit your visit to the Red Square to only daylight hours, but show up during dusk and see the real magic light up.