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“St. Basil's” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St. Basil's Cathedral

St. Basil's Cathedral
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Cathedrals and Churches of the Russian Capital
Ranked #2 of 2,284 things to do in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Wauseon, Ohio
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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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“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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“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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Amazing!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Looks like a candy. The most colourful and artistic building in Moscow. It's a treat and seeing the roof from afar made smile. Highly recommended!

Visited August 2013
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“Awesome”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Beautiful to look at day and night. Stands out as so different to the rest of the architecture in Moscow.

Visited August 2013
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