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“ST. Basil... Work of Art” 4 of 5 stars
Review of St. Basil's Cathedral

St. Basil's Cathedral
Krasnaya Sq., 2, Moscow 109012, Russia
095 298 3304
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Ranked #6 of 1,380 Attractions in Moscow
4.5 of 5 stars 2,745 Reviews
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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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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“ST. Basil... Work of Art”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Its a stunning piece of Architecture. It has different chapels and Image of St. Basil who used stay without clothes.

You will also find amazing singers singing in one of the areas of Cathedral without equipment but it sound like you are listening in a theatre cause of acoustics.

Visited July 2013
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“Dream Cathedral”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

You will must pinch yourself to realize that it's real!
It's wonderfull! To know about Saint Basilio is very interesting. It was a very important man in his time. Ivan, the terrible, respected him all life. S. Basilio lived his live without clothes. He used to use only a small blanket to cover his sex.
the best picture in Moscow.

Visited July 2013
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

St Basil is a site to behold, the colours of the domes as just wonderful, found it easy to take photos even though there were lots of people about.

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“beautiful from the outside but also from the inside!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Everybody in the world knows how this cathedral looks like. It's a fairytale. Visiting the inside was a surprise for me : it's a labyrint full of colours. Definitively a must see for us. it's very busy with tour groups but still: go tere!

Visited June 2013
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

This is the Moscow's landmark - you can see it anytime Moscow is in a newsprogram. The architecture is very interesting, exotic as well as the hi\story behind it. It is worth seeing and i would suggest to allow 3-4 hours to walk around the Red Square and Kremlin.

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