Saint Basil's Cathedral

Saint Basil's Cathedral, Moscow

Saint Basil's Cathedral
4.5
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Tverskoy
How to get there
  • Ploshchad Revolyutsii • 6 min walk
  • Kurskaya • 6 min walk
Popular mentions

4.5
12,386 reviews
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2,080
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443
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56
Terrible
24

Julia K
Santa Clara, CA11 contributions
Absolutely amazing experience!
Jul 2020
Absolutely amazing experience! Strongly recommend visiting Moscow and especially the Red Square to see the Cathedral!
Written June 10, 2021
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Irina J
Moscow, Russia2 contributions
Gingerbread house
May 2021
Highly likely outside view of the Cathidral will impress you more than inside as it looks like magic Disney castle - very photogenic. Inside it looks much more simple if you compare to cathedral of christ the saviour, but unlike the cathedral of christ the saviour all inside are ancient, you can feel the history.
Written May 13, 2021
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Ivana I
2 contributions
One and only - Saint Basil's Cathedral!
May 2021
Magnificent Moscow! Every time a great travel experience thanks to @Aeroflot! The city is getting younger and more beautiful. Looking forward to the next visit!
Written May 13, 2021
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia9,575 contributions
Moscow symbol
Apr 2021
This world famous Cathedral is definitely the most photographed edifice in Russian capital, as well a symbol and a main landmark.
It stands on the Red Sq across the main entry tower to Kremlin. The Church was built in the middle of the 16c on Ivan the Terrible orders to glorify his conquest of Kazan (todays Tatarstan Republic of Russia).
The exterior is absolutely amazing and unique. It consist of 8 separate small Churches/chapels each with a different color onion dome, gathered around the central big one. According to a legend Ivan the Terrible blinded the constructor after the completion in order never to built such a beauty again.
However, the interior I didn't find so beautiful - it's rather a maze of twisted narrow corridors and small sacred rooms, therefore I reduced one star.
Written May 7, 2021
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Stratosphere
London, UK127 contributions
The heart of city
Sep 2020 • Business
Of course this place is the heart of Moscow city. It is very impressive place and it should be visited if you are in moscow
Written May 5, 2021
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Paul B
Moscow, Russia294 contributions
Fascinating and Unexpected
Feb 2021
Everyone recognises the outside of the Cathedral, but inside it's a warren of corridors, small rooms on many floors and religious artifacts. Most of the information is in English as well as Russian, and there are audio tours available. There are many rooms to visit with numerous paintings and artifacts from centuries ago. There's also a small gift shop.
Written February 16, 2021
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Zestitude
Moscow, Russia22 contributions
A piece of art !
Sep 2020
This place is one of the most amazing I saw in my life. The colors are charming, the history is fascinating and the location on the red square is amazing.
Written February 11, 2021
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Bishoy Fayez
Hurghada, Egypt116 contributions
It’s really beautiful
Feb 2021 • Couples
I went there for walking it was a great time
And we have a great picture and enjoying our time all is well and snow was very good
Written February 4, 2021
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AlexeevIgor
Moscow, Russia100,114 contributions
Saint Basil's Cathedral: magnificently!
Jan 2021
The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed has been repeatedly viewed both from the outside and from the inside ... And each time, admiring the temple, I am more and more affirmed in the thought that this is the most beautiful and graceful temple of all that I have seen in my life ... And I saw many temples in four dozen countries on the globe ...
Written January 9, 2021
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razza6026
Tullimbar, Australia267 contributions
A must visit
Feb 2020 • Family
When in Moscow you have to visit Saint Basils.
It only costs about 700 rubles or less than US$10.

It's not that big, but some of the architecture is lovely.

It is always good to boast to your friends that you went to St. Basils Cathedral in Moscow.

Winter is a good time as it looks even lovelier with snow all about .
Written January 7, 2021
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