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“Walk through at St. Basil's Catherdral” 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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Private Tour: Moscow Highlights Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #3 of 1,337 Attractions in Moscow
Type: Architectural buildings, Historic sites, Religious sites, Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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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.
Kingston, Saint Andrew, Jamaica
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“Walk through at St. Basil's Catherdral”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

A must see on your visit to Moscow. Brilliant architecture, unbelievable paintings and information on some of the religious history of the country.

Visited August 2013
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“Colorful on the outside”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Old and cramped, fantastic to look at from outside but it was a bit disappointing for me since I was expecting the same grandiose in the inside and shocked to find it pretty simplistic in style. An overall nice cathedral still.

Visited October 2012
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“Amazing!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Looks like a candy. The most colourful and artistic building in Moscow. It's a treat and seeing the roof from afar made smile. Highly recommended!

Visited August 2013
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“Awesome”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Beautiful to look at day and night. Stands out as so different to the rest of the architecture in Moscow.

Visited August 2013
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“Toured it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

It was amazing. The church is so beautiful!! We took a nimber of pictures, especially of the multicolored onion domes.

Visited August 2013
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