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St. Basil's Cathedral: Tours & Tickets

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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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Red Square 2, Moscow 109012, Russia
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This place is must see. You will remember it forever. Its fantastic! St.Basil's Cathedral is a fairytale!

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Really? You have to be convinced to go? St. Basil's Cathedral was high on my bucket list. Soooooo happy I came and I saw.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Caroline M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Everyone associates both Moscow and Russia with this cathedral. It looks great day or night from every angle. The interior is very interesting, but crowded, so it is pointless to try to take photos.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank NikoliGogol
Reviewed 4 days ago

St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, located in Red Square, is definitely a must-go visit in the Russian capital. It has been one of the main symbols of Moscow for a long time It is a staple of the 16th century Russian architecture. With its one-of-a-kind...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank supermic
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Historical place right in the edge of Red Square. Amazing art work and architecture. We didn’t go inside, just decided to walk around and make some pics. From that place you can easily find Zariadie park. Also beautiful place to see

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank aMooncat
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is worth it to try to get inside, not at all what you expect, all these small rooms and like a labyrinth inside. Really does look like the photos.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank nadam795
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is a true ancient Russian place, not just religious, but most in terms of culture and the way of life, customs and traditions, pre Peter the Great epoch. Peter is know for turning the Russian life, making it "European", by doing that just removing...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Pavel S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The color of the cathedral just incredible, even the weather was wet but I couldn't take off my eyes of this building and thinking about the story behind.

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My foreign colleagues have been to Moscow many times, but never in Moscow underground. We had only one hour and made a short tour: Novoslobodskaya, Ploshad Revoluzii, Mayakovskaya, Belorussian. My colleagues were amazed. Moscow underground is the most beautiful and definitely worth of visiting at...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank IrinaIQ18
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great wonderful tour guide, Maria Kalashnikova, that provided continuous history lessons and stories as we toured the the church and surrounding area, so now every time I see a photo of St Basil's Cathedral it brings back the memories of our visit...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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adnil
September 5, 2019|
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Response from GJC60 | Reviewed this property |
Hi if you are on a Viking cruise I am surprised that you are not going inside with them as we were on a Viking cruise. Yes it is very safe there is security police every where and the office of Putin is in side so very safe... More
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Response from Sugaylange | Reviewed this property |
No need to buy ahead, buy ticket by the entrance during your visit, cheap too.
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Response from Alexandra B | Reviewed this property |
Hi - it's about 10-12 dollars (depending on exchange). Children under 16 are free. This is definitely worthwhile but try to go outside peak times to minimize the crowds. And don't forget to explore all the nooks too - this... More
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