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St. Basil's Cathedral

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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Krasnaya Sq., 2, Moscow 109012, Russia
Red Square & Kitay-gorod
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were visiting the Red Square and saw this iconic Cathedral with its colourful onion domes. The gate to the cathedral opens exactly 11am., when the nearby clock tower strikes. We purchased the tickets at the nearby booth and it costs 700 rubles per person....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lindasllim
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What surprised me most is that it’s not just one large room inside but a series of smaller churches. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank stevel269
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Must see in Moscow. You will enjoy the church inside, but don't hesitate to take a walk in the territory outside, around the building. You will find beautiful view from the front place and will see the details of architecture and some beautiful icons on...More

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

I was there few times, either in winter and summer time, it's still so mystic.This place is really more impressive than on the photos.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jeanmigeorgie
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A very pretty place to visit. It was beautiful. Went 8n December, and red square had all the Christmas decorations out. This is a place not to be missed.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Just as beautiful as it looks in photos. I'm glad I went to Red Square just to see the Cathedral. This is a must see in Moscow.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Something you have to see in person. The architecture is superb. Coming around the corner of the kremlin to see my first glimpse of it will be something i wont ever forget

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Huapanguero
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The St. Basil's cathedral is a place to be visit but opening time need to be know off (11am). It's a very interesting historical place and all the painting on the wall with collection of antique sculpture. Entrance fee is 700RUB per person.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank alancC7608RL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is just like I imagine. When I was child u always dreamed about Moscow and snow in this country. It is very beautiful and very traditional.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dominic G
Reviewed 1 week ago

St. Basil’s Cathedral (The Intercession of Theotokos on the Moatstands) freely on the south end of the Red Square, since Russia had known 75 years of communism. Admission fee around $3 USD (or = 100 rubles). Open daily from 11.00 AM 'til 6.00 PM. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sivarnee
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htalathi
June 13, 2018|
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Response from marinavolkovaserova | Reviewed this property |
It is open the 3rd of July, but closed the 4th of July. You may easily listen to an explanation during your city tour and them buy tickets in the ticket office near the entrance to have a tour inside. There no much... More
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DanielD3PO
June 11, 2018|
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Response from NielD50 | Reviewed this property |
I think you have to book in advance with the world cup happening think there will be lots of ques
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vlmontero
June 9, 2018|
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Response from hectorm224 | Reviewed this property |
No renovations being done at this time, to my knowledge! Have a great time and ENJOY!
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