Saint Basil's Cathedral
Saint Basil's Cathedral
4.5
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10:00 - 19:00
Monday
10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 19:00
Thursday
10:00 - 19:00
Friday
10:00 - 19:00
Saturday
10:00 - 19:00
Sunday
10:00 - 19:00
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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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Neighbourhood: Tverskoy
How to get there
  • Ploshchad Revolyutsii • 6 min walk
  • Kurskaya • 6 min walk
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SirrRoyston
Belfast, UK214 contributions
Jul 2022
Red Square, Moscow. Glad we got here before travel was banned. What a stunning place Moscow is. And this Cathedral is probaly the most iconic of them all. We travelled from St. Petersberg by train in one day. It was a long day but 110% worth the time and money. Just beware that photographing inside the Kremlin, Catherdrals etc, etc is strictly forbidden and you will be asked to delete all photos infront of security staff.
Written 31 January 2023
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Omid Zohournia
Iran25 contributions
Jun 2022
The most beautiful place in red square.
Absolutely amazing experience!
A must place to visit when in Moscow.
Written 19 December 2022
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Ciarán H
Santos, SP126 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
Beautiful, a must see in Russia, the colour and architecture is amazing!! A real delight. Very well situated and easy to find.
Written 7 December 2022
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy615 contributions
Sep 2022
Probably it’s the most iconic landmark in Moscow and in whole Russia. It’s easily recognizable thanks to its brilliant colours as well as the iconic onion-shaped domes.
Written 27 September 2022
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Magnus
Devon, UK4 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Absolutely stunning. The striking visual architecture of the church with the bright, vivid colours adorning every dome and brick is a sight to behold. Absolutely beautiful and an amazing cultural icon. It's worth the trip to Moscow alone.

Красивая.
Written 27 August 2022
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Alexander_Kudrin
Samara, Russia9,206 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
Basil's Cathedral is a real visiting card of Moscow and probably the most recognizable place in Russia.
For many who come to Moscow and come to Red Square, it becomes the most striking and memorable cathedral of the capital. Built between 1555 and 1561, this temple impresses with its ornate domes of the most intricate shapes.
For a long time I did not manage to visit inside.
Entrance fee, 500 rubles. for citizens of the Russian Federation and 1000 for foreign guests.
It is quite crowded inside, several churches of very small area are combined into a whole labyrinth.
Very beautiful painting on the walls, old icons.
In front of the temple, on a small pedestal, there is a model that the visually impaired can touch. It also allows you to imagine what the temple looks like from above.
A place that is definitely worth a visit!
Written 9 June 2022
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Ghadeer2014
Kuwait City, Kuwait10,172 contributions
Jan 2022
Visiting St. Basil’s Cathedral is a must to all tourists to Moscow, because it is a iconic symbol of the city. Saint Basil's Cathedral, is an Orthodox church, built in 1561. It is having a fairy tale appearance, that what makes it alluring. I had the chance to go inside with Valentina, a local guide from “Walks with Folks”. Valentina picked me up from my hotel and we reached the Red Square for a morning tour. Valentina was well informed with rich background. She spoke fluent English with varied vocabulary. She spoke like a history professor. It was like a maze inside the Cathedral with floral design in different chapels. Truly unusual interior.

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Written 11 February 2022
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anipapanyan
Yerevan, Armenia75 contributions
Oct 2021
This is hands down the most impressive Cathedral in Moscow. It's especially pretty when it's snowing.
Written 29 January 2022
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The_Coach55
Ruislip, UK841 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
I walked from Borovitskaya metro station on the grey line 9, skirted the Kremlin along the banks of the Moscow river before ending up at St Basil’s on the edge of Red Square.

It was a truly breathtaking sight to see it in the flesh. Unfortunately I did not have an opportunity to go inside.

A very special place where there are so many fascinating buildings and statues to see.
Written 12 December 2021
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Umesh Singla
Bathinda, India211 contributions
Sep 2021
this is the signature place of moscow. the cathedral dates back to 15th century and is so well preserved. the colorful tombs looks amazing in day. and in night, the view gets totally different being more beautiful. a must place to visit when in moscow.
Written 26 October 2021
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