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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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Red Square and the Moscow Kremlin
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Moscow Behind the Icons with Pushkinskaya Square Red Square and St Basils...

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Breathtaking!

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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 2 days ago NEW

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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Canyon Lake, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

St. Basils is just as you imagine it to be. Colour shape and Russian. All at the bottom of Red Square. Easy free stepped access. Inside is a little disappointing. Small with not a great deal to see. What there is has a long history and interesting. The most impressive aspects are the outside. A must do visit that will... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

But the inside is really nothing to see. Take your snaps outside in Red Square but don't bother to go in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can never get enough of the sun shining on these gold mushroom roofs and to discover inside the old frescoes and ornaments of religion.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is not enough to look at from the distance. Come closer, have a seat and think about the beauty. The spirit is already there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I enjoyed this visit to Moscow. We took our trip with Gate 1, so all hotels and excursions were planned by them. The trip, also, offered several optional tours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Without doubt, this is the most beautiful Cathedral or even building you have ever visited in your life. The architecture and the colors selected to decorate it with are astonishing such that you feel you are watching Alice in wonderland! Just try to visit this amazing place on a sunny day so that you can enjoy the beauty of it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have seen this landmark in many movies and have to say it's even more beautiful in person. I definetly recommend it!

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