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St. Basil's Cathedral

Krasnaya Sq., 2, Moscow 109012, Russia
+7 495 698-33-04
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Krasnaya Sq., 2, Moscow 109012, Russia
Red Square & Kitay-gorod
+7 495 698-33-04
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Reviewed yesterday

St Basil’s Cathedral is the iconic sight in Moscow with its onion domes. All too often there’s no clear view from Red Square owing to temporary viewing stands, but it’s worth trying to find a decent angle – and at night, when the multi-coloured domes...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's definitely worth a trip to Red Square if your in Moscow and St Basil's is at one end of the square. The question is whether you fork over the money to go inside. It's a cool museum, especially the parts that have not been...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We did not go inside but just to be outside and take photos made us aware of how friggin amazing this is.

Thank Violetvz
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The cathedral is an amazing place!!! Totally worth going! Just make sure that you get there early on weekends to enter, otherwise will have a big queu.

Thank Melissa A
Reviewed 3 days ago

The exterior of St. Basil’s Cathedral was eye-catching! Located on the southern end of Red Square, opposite the clock tower (Spasskaya/St. Saviour Tower), this red-brick cathedral featured at least 8 smaller colorful domes in swirls of colors and textures. They reminded me of the swirl...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The painted onion domes, the ornaments outside are to be seen up close. Inside it is a maze of chapels and corridors, with icons and paintings and a serene atmosphere. A must visit place.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have visited Russia with friend very beautiful city st petersburg and Moscow i was really very happy to vist Russia Russia is very beautiful country in the world

Thank Bandah L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A must visit during the day and night. The entire area is incredible. St Basil at night is enchanting-great place for photography. Go behind it on the bridge and view the river, Kremlin and the skyline.

Thank 802ak
Reviewed 5 days ago

As you travel the Baltics you will have the opportunity to visit dozens of churches and castles pick the ones you want to see no need to schlep to them all

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Try to find the a Capella male quartet in the maze of chapels - they sang for us a sixteenth century Russian song which moved some people to tears and raised the hairs on the back of my arms! Amazing voices and perfect acoustics. Shame...More

Thank Emma D
Red Square & Kitay-gorod
This small yet important neighbourhood is full of
state institutions and offices. To understand where
modern Russia began, go to the Kremlin and State
Historical Museum on Red Square. After satisfying your
historical curiosities, indulge in modern pleasures at
GUM Department Store - not just for the sake of
shopping but for the sake of architectural pleasure as
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Kerstyn T
11 April 2017|
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Response from Hirakawa_Eki | Reviewed this property |
But mind you, in Russia, there are not many English explanation.
1 September 2016|
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Response from Ben_Bailly | Reviewed this property |
You can buy it directly at the entrance. As an idea, I was there in August and the waiting time was no more than 10 minutes.
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10 July 2016|
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Response from Anna-Mikhayloca | Property representative |
Hello! During summer the cathedral is opened from 10:00 to 19:00, you can buy tickets until 18:30. From September 1st the cathedral will be opened at 11:00 and closed at 18:00.
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