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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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  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Krasnaya Sq., 2, Moscow 109012, Russia
Red Square & Kitay-gorod
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+7 495 698-33-04
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Go across the street to get best photos of the entire building. Best views are on the outside. Now a museum, not a church. Costs 500 rubles to enter. Actually a small church in each spire. Must visit.

Thank KilburnPost
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's like a toy, with all these colours! In the night, with all these lights, it's like a magic. Nice to see it!!

Thank Architectural-Studio
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went there everyday that i stayed in Moscow. this is because i loved the colour of this Cathedral. It too beautiful and colourful than human did. Both day and night is beautiful even when i went to Summer, the day without snow Miss always...More

Thank Khanittha S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Staying around the vicinity, the visit was a must. The square greets you with the knowledge that this is where the thundering might of the Russian government show of power was held. It's the Russian Tian an Men. This church stands magically and comically here....More

Thank Devraj D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went here after spending a few hours at the Kremlin and maybe that was my mistake. I thoroughly enjoyed looking at the outside of this structure but I wasn't really blown away by the inside, except for the quartet singing music from the Russian...More

Thank Kristine B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

St Basils is as beautiful as any picture postcard you have seen. Living in Moscow I have seen the Cathedral so many times, either during visits to Red Square or while driving around the city. It never disappoints. A nice time to see it is...More

Thank Ian Terence P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Absolutely beautiful on the outside and will be your most memorable photo standing in front of St Basil's for your photo album. In my opinion, the interior is not beautiful or that interesting unless you happen to be Russian Orthodox. The inside, which you must...More

Thank scovotti47
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was expecting a much larger cathedral as this particular one is always in pictures and on the news. It was smaller in real life. No less attractive than portrayed. Our guide explained the shape of the onion domes on all the cathedrals as a...More

Thank Ilene S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had to buy a special ticket to visit the Cathedral. We waited in line and just walked in when it started raining. Perfect timing. THis onion domed Cathedral had several small chapels and they also had an special exhibit of Russian icons. We took...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Since I was last here 9 years ago St Basil's has been further renovated inside. It's worth a visit as it's a museum but retains a feeling of calm and spirituality in its many chapels especially the one upstairs. It takes an hour or so...More

Thank Maire M
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Red Square & Kitay-gorod
This small yet important neighbourhood is full of
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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
well.
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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.
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J P
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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MoiraBucharest
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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