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“Wow.. Oh Yes” 5 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 #5 of 1,374 Attractions in Moscow
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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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.
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“Wow.. Oh Yes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

It is stunning. A sight I dreamed of seeing in person for years and feel lucky to have been there in person.

Really (for me anyway) the excitement is outside... Inside is ok but I could take it or leave it... The dilemma is you can't go all the way to Moscow and not go inside... Can you???

Visited September 2013
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“The Beauty of Moscow in Red Square”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The picturesque Cathedral is second only to the Vatican from the outside. Not much to see on the inside but it is one place that is tourist friendly and worth the visit!

Visited December 2012
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“Stunning!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

You see this iconic cathedral in almost every post card from Moscow, but to see it in person, just takes your breath away!

Visited June 2013
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“Moscow's signature monument”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

There’s nothing quite like this….with its domed turrets and bright colours, the exterior is spellbinding making it the most visible of Moscow's monuments. Take a tour inside too. Up the spiral staircases, through narrow winding passageways, its beautiful murals ,and if you’re patient enough you might get the chance to hear cappella singing by an all male choir that is quite remarkable.

Visited July 2013
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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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