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St. Basil's Cathedral

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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Krasnaya Sq., 2, Moscow 109012, Russia
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Reviewed today via mobile

Must do as the outside is iconic. Beautiful painted walls & ceilings, went al the way to the top, & we’re blessed with some Christian Orthodox singing in the upper chamber. We took an audio tour , without which we wouldn’t have learned anything ....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sufu13
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was not necessary for me to go inside, but just seeing St Basil's in the skyline and then walking up to the outside made me feel that I had truly arrived in Russia. Summer in Moscow is beautiful and warm with the sun setting...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank julia p
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very beautiful building. Inside is simple but outside is a must see when you travel to Moscow. Lots of cranes were working in the area around it unfortunately

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank nonamir
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were visiting the Red Square and saw this iconic Cathedral with its colourful onion domes. The gate to the cathedral opens exactly 11am., when the nearby clock tower strikes. We purchased the tickets at the nearby booth and it costs 700 rubles per person....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lindasllim
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What surprised me most is that it’s not just one large room inside but a series of smaller churches. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank stevel269
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must see in Moscow. You will enjoy the church inside, but don't hesitate to take a walk in the territory outside, around the building. You will find beautiful view from the front place and will see the details of architecture and some beautiful icons on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marusja M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there few times, either in winter and summer time, it's still so mystic.This place is really more impressive than on the photos.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jeanmigeorgie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very pretty place to visit. It was beautiful. Went 8n December, and red square had all the Christmas decorations out. This is a place not to be missed.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Charmaine403
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just as beautiful as it looks in photos. I'm glad I went to Red Square just to see the Cathedral. This is a must see in Moscow.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Something you have to see in person. The architecture is superb. Coming around the corner of the kremlin to see my first glimpse of it will be something i wont ever forget

Date of experience: May 2018
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htalathi
June 13, 2018|
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Response from marinavolkovaserova | Reviewed this property |
It is open the 3rd of July, but closed the 4th of July. You may easily listen to an explanation during your city tour and them buy tickets in the ticket office near the entrance to have a tour inside. There no much... More
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June 11, 2018|
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Response from NielD50 | Reviewed this property |
I think you have to book in advance with the world cup happening think there will be lots of ques
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vlmontero
June 9, 2018|
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Response from hectorm224 | Reviewed this property |
No renovations being done at this time, to my knowledge! Have a great time and ENJOY!
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