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St. Basil's Cathedral

Address: Krasnaya Sq., 2, Moscow 109012, Russia
Phone Number: 095 298 3304
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Ranked #5 of 1,379 Attractions in Moscow
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Built by Ivan the Terrible in the 1550s, this intriguing cathedral...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

St Basil's is the strangest and one of the most beautiful churches that I have ever seen or been in. The inside does not resemble any church the I have ever seen and is a rabbit warren of rooms and corridors and is totally fascinating. Don't forget to complete the investigation of the ground floor before going up the narrow... More 

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St. Andrews, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This cathedral does not disappoint. The exterior is just beautiful but the interior is not quite as special. However, for 250 roubles, it is well worth it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

There is nothing to explain the feeling of standing in Red Square gazing at such an iconic piece of architecture. you can feel the history.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

was a nice site to see this iconic structure up close. and the lights at night really made it a nice photo spot.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

an iconic building viewed millions of times, very beautiful and ornate, it stands at the entrance to Red Square, well worth the small admission fee to go inside and marvel at the structure of the domes from within.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

When I was a kid, we had an Encyclopedia with a large colour picture of St. Basil's and it somewhere I always wanted to visit. As it was behind the iron curtain then, I thought it would be unlikely but have been twice now and the experience of walking on to Red Square and seeing it rise before you at... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I was there when the place was still under reconstruction, but it's beautiful anyways. There are many small rooms, each different and with a certain religious connotation. There's no crowd inside, which surprised me. By the way, if somebody tells you the architects were blinded after they finished the building, do not believe it! There is a documented proof they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Must do if you're in the red square! Great place to look round and worth doing it again at night to see it light up with the rest of the red square. Super easy to get tickets which were not expensive and it's all in English. You're also allowed to take photos

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Stunning, impressive and amazing... This is a cultural must see. The only thing is that Russian people don't speak English

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Fife
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It is on the square. Interesting place to visit. Very colour fill domes as seen in all the photos. Also seen it at night lit up with the floodlights on. Wow beautiful. If you ever get the chance walk around it at night.

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