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St. Basil's Cathedral

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Red Square & Kitay-gorod
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Address: Krasnaya Sq., 2, Moscow 109012, Russia
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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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Red Square and the Moscow Kremlin
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Saint Basil's Cathedral Early Opening Private Tour
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Moscow Behind the Icons with Pushkinskaya Square Red Square and St Basils...

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Architectural Wonder of its kind

If someone want to see how beautifully a cathedral can be designed and those who are in love with building architecture should must visit this place. A dream come true place from... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If someone want to see how beautifully a cathedral can be designed and those who are in love with building architecture should must visit this place. A dream come true place from the cartoons of Arabian Nights. Must visit place at least once in a lifetime to see one of most beautiful architectural wonder.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The tour is alot of walking so be prepared. There are no places to sit so be ready. The art and architecture is amazing and special. You can tour on your own so just walk around at your own interest. Worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice historical place, lost of beautiful iconostas and wall paintings, very interestic architecture inside and outside and from inside you can make lots of very interesting pictures of Kremlin and Red Square.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Do visit the place it's worth a visit . Also the gum mall next to it along with various historical places along side of it .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Everytime u google moscow, st basil cathedral comes amongst the top few searches... and u know why when u visit the place... a perfect backdrop for any picture

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the most impressive sites of Russia. Gloomy inside, spectacular outside. The inside is a labyrinth of incredible detail and obvious care. A must see for all travelers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The decoration inside as as stunning as the shapes and colours of the outside. allow yourself time to really look around and if on a guided tour try to get one that gives some time to yourself to explore more.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm sure the image of this Cathedral has been in your mind for years, i do recommend going inside as it is unlike any other Cathedral you would go into. Very nice to look at too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not sure what I expected the interior of this iconic building to be like but it felt very peaceful. We did visit in December when there weren't huge crowds traipsing through. What made it even more special was the two choristers singing Russian spiritual songs. It tugged at my heart.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been inside of the Basil and it is beautiful and really rich in details I would advice to anyone to buy the tickets it really worths.

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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 well.
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