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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  • The Cathedral on the red square. Everywhere you look but are a bit distracting, are very clean and fully enjoyed. Fantastic hymns.
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  • Sacred place. Having visited there, find grace of God and peace. Very nice Temple majestic and austere. Would love to visit there at any celebration.
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  • We had the surprise to find within it a wonderful choir format by three cantors. We were all delighted by their prowess and by the magical atmosphere that had created!
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  • World famous landmark of Russia. Cathedral is in the red square and next to the Kremlin palace. marvelous architecture inside and outside. This cathedral was built almost 500 years ago. As there was a lot of fires, it's been reconstructed several times. So you can see different periods of Russian history and architecture in one cathedral. This place is stand unique and gorgeous! Place closes at 5pm. Ticket booth closes much earlier
  • Se queda corto describir semejante catedral... Con domos multicolor es única en el mundo... Ni siquiera parece una catedral... En invierno es un espectáculo verla cubierta de nieve y las estatuas alrededor son simplemente imponentes como todo en Rusia... Su visita es imprescindible para ver y conocer un poco mas de la arquitectura rusa... Realmente es recomendadisimo su visita...
  • The history and architecture is amazing. Try to go there when red square isn't too busy (early, weekdays, during colder months). There's an otherworldly feel to walk through the cathedral and think of the significant history that walked through there as well.
  • We are very pleased we visited this very historic building. There are many displays and the building itself is amazing. Allow over an hour to have a decent look at everything. There are some good views of Red Square from some areas.
  • Iconic. Off set from the Kremlin it is a must see. Brilliant colors as it has been kept up-to the point of almost losing track of just how old it really is. This, along with the line and cost to tour it, kept me from giving it a perfect score. But, in Moscow-this is a must see.
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