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“not a normal cathedral” 3 of 5 stars
Review of St. Basil's Cathedral (Pokrovsky Sobor)

St. Basil's Cathedral (Pokrovsky Sobor)
2 Krasnaya Ploshchad,, Moscow, Russia
095 298 3304
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Ranked #5 of 1,382 attractions in Moscow
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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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.
Potsdam
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“not a normal cathedral”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

expensive entry fee and extra for taking photos it is unlike any cathedral you have ever been in but inside it is very beautiful and impressive. put your normal expecatations of cathderals aside it is more like a museum than a cathedral

Visited November 2012
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The exterior of the Cathedral is truly amazing with all it's colorful onion domes but if you go inside you get a whole different perspective of Red Square and if you're really lucky you will hear a quartet of acapella singers. They use the amazing acoustics within the tower of the cathedral to a wonderful advantage.

Visited July 2013
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“St. Basil's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The history and paintings in this Amazing building. It is a place of peace and quiet. The unfortunate part is that is not a place for anyone handicapped.

Visited July 2013
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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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İstanbul, Kadıköy
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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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