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St. Basil's Cathedral

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Address: Krasnaya Sq., 2, Moscow 109012, Russia
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Phone Number: +7 495 698-33-04
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10:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Built by Ivan the Terrible in the 1550s, this intriguing cathedral...

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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Moscow Behind the Icons with Pushkinskaya Square Red Square and St Basils...

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Absolutely Beautiful!

This is probably Russia's most iconic building, for a reason! It is so beautiful. It was surreal to actually see it in person after seeing it in my history books and on TV since I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is probably Russia's most iconic building, for a reason! It is so beautiful. It was surreal to actually see it in person after seeing it in my history books and on TV since I was a kid. From the outside, St. Basil's Cathedral is very well maintained and a lot of the intricate designs built into it cannot be... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So different from the outside! Lovely male singers inside not to be missed!! Try to stay behind the crowds to enjoy it better!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had 3 spare hours between flights at DME, grabbed a taxi into Red Square and back again. Positives; I was able to cross this off the list, due to the time of year, the square was not too busy. Negatives; Not enough time to explore & truly appreciate. OK - so I proved 3 hours is enough - but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

For only 350 rubles you visit one of the most impressive sites of Russia, recommended renting the audio guide to have better idea on it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The reception speak English, but the order of the staffs in the museum is confuse. For students is only 100 rubias

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pros: Simply breathtaking. A must see for all travelers. Cons: The inside of the cathedral is really simple and its expositions are not that good.. maybe stick to the outside :).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Gloomy inside, spectacular outside. Any visit to Russia is incomplete without seeing St. Basil and Red Square.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

To be able to stand in this cathedral after seeing it so often on the news and online was truly remarkable. This building was built in the 16th century. It truly is a great place to visit. Russia has such a rich history. I'm so happy my wife and I were able to visit St Basils.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful gorgeous to look at building. Not expensive to get in but if you find stairs difficult inside may not be for you. Historical artifacts to see and there is an audio tour Some plaques are also in English. We spent appox 30 to 45 minutes inside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An icon of Red Square. Best place to visit. A small price to go inside. Nice... Cash only ticket entry available. Bad...

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