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St. Basil's Cathedral

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Built by Ivan the Terrible in the 1550s, this intriguing cathedral bordering Red Square consists of nine separate chapels, each capped with its own individually shaped and colored dome.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Krasnaya Sq., 2, Moscow 109012, Russia
Red Square & Kitay-gorod
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The colorfully designed iconic Cathedral with The Onion shaped domes represents The whole Russian national. IT is about its religion, history and its people. Inside The Cathedral are small Chapel and altar starting with The tomb OF St. Basil upon entry. IT is a maze...More

Thank GeneP788
Reviewed 2 days ago

You can't come to Moscow without seeing St Basils. Unfortunately neither can anyone else, so expect a forest of selfie sticks outside. It's still an amazing sight, and a 'must-do' when in Moscow.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Looks bigger than it actually is, it has multiple chapels Inside, definitely recommend to pay a guided tour to really learn about the structure and meaning of items. Don't miss the choir show

Thank bujcc
Reviewed 2 days ago

St Basil's is a magical structure where you can lose yourself for a couple of hours if you like. The outside speaks of exotic strangeness but it's only when you go inside that the real excitement begins. It's like a medieval legend inside...rather than being...More

Thank EasternEuropeExplore
Reviewed 2 days ago

A very interesting building. it's smaller than it seems in the photos but have a lot of interesting places inside. to visit

Thank CarminePar
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was surprised by both the beauty and history of St Basil's. It is also much larger inside than I had imagined it to be, and well worth the visit inside.

Thank MadMark_0_0_0
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the most stunning landmarks in Moscow within red square, a must visit for every tourist. Loads of tourist attractions nearby and a stones throw from the Kremlin and next the the famous GUM shopping Mall .

Thank jimmcc2016
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s amazing, I felt in love with it. Very beautiful on the inside as an the outside, thou very sad history.

Thank juliavillavicencio
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Saint basil’s cathedral is rare in being both visually interesting and historically significant. The tour of the first floor provides a lot of important context and history about how the church was built. At 800 rubles per person, it’s a little bit pricey, but it...More

Thank TheMcLeanVAFive
Reviewed 4 days ago

Although It may seem impossible, It is much more beautiful when you actually visit than watching it in any photo. The mix of colours is simply perfect. The visitor will never be the same after visit it.

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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
well.
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htalathi
13 June 2018|
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Response from marinavolkovaserova | Reviewed this property |
It is open the 3rd of July, but closed the 4th of July. You may easily listen to an explanation during your city tour and them buy tickets in the ticket office near the entrance to have a tour inside. There no much... More
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11 June 2018|
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Response from NielD50 | Reviewed this property |
I think you have to book in advance with the world cup happening think there will be lots of ques
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vlmontero
9 June 2018|
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Response from hectorm224 | Reviewed this property |
No renovations being done at this time, to my knowledge! Have a great time and ENJOY!
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