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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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+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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We had seen it so many times before on lots of pictures and postcards! Always wondered what was inside. Perfectly wonderful! Divided into 7 micro churches, each has its own altar... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had seen it so many times before on lots of pictures and postcards! Always wondered what was inside. Perfectly wonderful! Divided into 7 micro churches, each has its own altar and paintings everywhere! Wonderful and primordially Russian! Incredible murals of ancient Russia!

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dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well this really sticks out in Moscow as a major land mark. It is definitely worth going to see it but try viewing it from different angles. The colours and shapes are unique from anything i have ever seen before. The history behind it is quite a story as well.

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Holbeach, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the most mind blowing Cathedrals I've ever seen in my life. The story behind the building is just amazing!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Understandably the most recognised iconic building in Moscow. A simply outstanding structure. The unique shape of this eight sided and very colourful Cathedral is supposed to represent the flame of a bonfire rising into the sky. You might need a bit of imagination to actually see that, but regardless..it is awe inspiring to just wander around and admire it from... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This cathedral is really beautiful, long lines to get in but so worth it ! We would recommend this to everybody !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was great seeing this landmark cathedral located in Red square. I went inside ,which costs around 500 or 700 rubles or about $10 USD. The interior consists of small rooms, and many colorful relics. From the outside you think there will be a big room with tall steeples nut it is surprising how cut up and small the rooms... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is a icon of Moscow. Beautiful exterior with colorful domes. Kremlin and Lenin tombs were nearby and must visit place in Moscow Russia. Interior was also nice and have many small rooms inside. The most beautiful cathedral in Russia. As it was winter time (Feb 2017) there were not so many visitors no queue. After sunset it looks better.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Needs a bit of planning since it has unusual opening days. Try to purchase the ticket from the machine, it will save you a lot of time on a busy day. (2 machines plus a ticket counter with a non-English speaker). Once inside, take it all in and enjoy. Take your time from the beginning because you won't necessarily be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely unique and amazing cathedral. That is one of the #1 to visit in the world! You want to understand the history of people who can create that kind of treasure!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It costs money to go in, but the cathedral is beautiful from the outside. A must see in my opinion. Classic onion domed cathedral.

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