Lobnoye Mesto (Head Place) – a monument of ancient architecture, located on Red Square. It is an elevation, surrounded by a stone wall, is intended for the announcement of the royal decrees and other special public events. Contrary to legend, Lobnoye Mesto, except in the rarest of cases, was not a place of punishment, but considered holy.
In the annals the Lobnoye Mesto was first mentioned in 1549: here the twenty years old, Tsar Ivan the Terrible had spoken to the people, calling for the reconciliation of warring boyars. Initially, Lobnoye Mesto was a platform made of bricks with wooden lattice. Having undergone renovation, today it is – an elevated platform surrounded by a stone railing. In the western part there is the entrance with iron bars and door, 11 steps lead to the upper platform.
How to get to the Lobnoye Mesto:
- Metro Station of: “Borovitskaya”, “Library Lenin”, “Alexandrovsky Garden”, “Arbat”, “Theatre”, “Revolution Square”, “Okhotny Ryad”
- Bus: 25 (stop Red Square)
- Trolleybus: 8 (stop Red Square)