Saint Basil's Cathedral, Moscow

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The symbol of Moscow for over four centuries, centrally located Saint Basil's Cathedral seems like an image plucked out of a book of fairy tales. Constructed in the 1550s on the orders of Ivan the Terrible, the cathedral features vividly colored onion-shaped domes and an asymmetrical design unusual in traditional Russian architecture. Four of the eight side churches surrounding the main cathedral structure sit on raised platforms, designed to make them appear suspended in air. The massive structure contains a maze of vaulted corridors and vertical cylinders, the largest of which is 46 m (150 ft) tall. Walk inside to see the elaborate Baroque iconostasis, decorated with gilded cornices and corbel arches. Using our online itinerary creator, Moscow attractions like Saint Basil's Cathedral can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • Standing in red Square for the first time, taking in its immense size and grandeur is something special, especially if the sun is shining on the gold minneretes But look to the far and end and see...  more »
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  • The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed (Russian: собо́р Васи́лия Блаже́нного, Sobor Vasiliya Blazhennogo), commonly known as Saint Basil's Cathedral, is a Christian church in Red Square in Moscow, Russia and is regarded as a symbol of the country. The building, now a museum, is officially known as the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat (Собо́р Покрова́ Пресвято́й Богоро́дицы, что на Рву, Sobor Pokrova Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy, chto na Rvu) or Pokrovsky Cathedral (Покро́вский собо́р).[5] It was built from 1555 to 1561 on orders from Ivan the Terrible and commemorates the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan. It was the city's tallest building until the completion of the Ivan the Great Bell Tower in 1600.[6]
  • The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed (Russian: собо́р Васи́лия Блаже́нного, Sobor Vasiliya Blazhennogo), commonly known as Saint Basil's Cathedral, is a church in Red Square in Moscow, Russia and is regarded as a symbol of the country. The building, now a museum, is officially known as the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat (Собо́р Покрова́ Пресвято́й Богоро́дицы, что на Рву, Sobor Pokrova Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy, chto na Rvu) or Pokrovsky Cathedral (Покро́вский собо́р).[5] It was built from 1555 to 1561 on orders from Ivan the Terrible and commemorates the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan. It was the city's tallest building until the completion of the Ivan the Great Bell Tower in 1600.[6]......
  • This must be one of the most famous landmarks in the world, and one of the most beautiful too, so I had to see it. It was amazing to be so close to it and see all the details of this refined and intricate marvel of architecture. There is nothing like it in the world and it is worth the trip. Located in the Kremlin and near the Red Square, this location can keep you busy for one day or more.
  • It must be one of the most famous landmarks in the world, and one of the most beautiful to0, so Thad to see it. | It was amazing to be so close to it and see all the details of this refined and intricate marvel of architecture. There is nothing like it in the World | And it is Worth the trip. Located in the Kremlin and near the Red Square.
  • St. Basils Cathedral is probably the most famous Russian landmark after the Kremlin and the Red Square. Visiting it is a must for any tourist spending time in Moscow. Lines are not that long to get in around certain times such as in the morning around 10am. Also, tickets are cheap, about 5 or so dollars per person. Even for those who do not go inside, outside are plenty of good picture opportunities. Walk around the cathedral, and enjoy the incredible sights! The cathedral is conveniently located very close to the Kremlin, Lenin Mausoleum, Red Square and GUM shopping mall, so combing several of these famous sites in one day is easy.

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