St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow

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The symbol of Moscow for over four centuries, centrally located St. 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 St. Basil's Cathedral can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • What can you write about a place that is the hallmark of the city and appears on all postcards? Only: be sure to visit!
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  • It is located on red square. Good transport accessibility. The temple is very beautiful, especially outside. Inside the entrance tickets. Also very nice and informative.
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  • This is the most recognizable building in the world. It is truly an amazing sight. We bought tickets to go inside on our own and to be honest if you are not with a tour, you are just looking at heaps ...  more »
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  • Stepping on to another UNESCO site in Russia — Red Square, also meaning “beautiful” in Russian. Sitting down on the stony plaza, I admired Saint Basil's Cathedral with Kremlin Palace with the red bricks wall. In history, it’s said that the king had blinded the architecture so that this amazing building cannot be redesigned. The cathedral is actually combined by 9 chapels. 來到世界文化遺產-有「美麗」含意的紅場, 攘来熙往的廣場,旁邊又是著名的克里姆林宮, 我不免坐下石子路喝著 Anoka南極冰川水 - Anoka Asia, 欣賞著色彩豐富的聖瓦西里主教座堂. 您知道嗎?國王為了讓這美麗的建築無法再被設計出來,而弄瞎了建築師。而教堂其實是由9個禮堂合而為一. #紅場 #俄羅斯 #一生必去 #Anoka南極冰川水 #RedSquare #Kremlin #UNESCO #Кра́снаяпло́щад #mustsee #Russia #exploremoscow #saintbasilscathedral #travelwithme #amazingmoscow #соборвасилияблаженного #photooftheday #travelgem
  • One of the most famous cathedrals in the world. So amazing building both in the outside and the inside. Be aware of huge lines to get in. This is a must when you go to Moscow, a fantastic sight to behold!
  • St. Basil's Cathedral is must see highlight of any trip to Moscow. Make sure you take the time to explore and enjoy all it has to offer. I am pleased I had purchased Skip the Line Tickets to avoid the lengthy queues. I visited twice during my 5 days in Moscow firstly on my own and then with our tour guide who was very knowledgable and gave a different insight into the history of the incredibly beautiful piece of architecture.
  • Magical! You've seen it thousand times on different pictures and in reality it looks exactly the same. For a complete experience and different perspective make sure you go inside. The queue was not so long so we didn't even have to wait long.
  • Don't go in. Inside of of church is absolutely not worth it. There is nothing to see except cramped cellar rooms with few items. Price of admission is very high compared to other sights. For example you could visit the entire Moscow Zoo or Tretjakow galerie for half the price. Just look from the outside.
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