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“A must” 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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Private Tour: Moscow Highlights Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #5 of 1,381 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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“A must”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Be careful of opening and closing times. We bought a multiple attraction ticket and ran out of time so start here and work your way round

Visited August 2013
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“Good enough to eat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

No one could visit Moscow and come away not having seen this icon. Ubiquitous on the horizon as you wander around, there are multiple angles from which to get good shots. It is like something out of a fairy tale! We did not go inside as it seemed crowded, but it is the outside that stuns.

Visited August 2013
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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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