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St. Basil's Cathedral

Krasnaya Sq., 2, Moscow 109012, Russia
+7 495 698-33-04
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USD 57.45*
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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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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
Krasnaya Sq., 2, Moscow 109012, Russia
Red Square & Kitay-gorod
+7 495 698-33-04
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Reviewed yesterday 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must see in Moscow. One of the worlds most famous pieces of architecture and truly original sight. Must see if you are in Moscow. Hopefully, you come during warm months !!

Thank Keith2025
Reviewed 3 days ago

In red square, leave timev to see as worth a separate visit from an organised trip. Good photo site also view from river.

Thank Juliet O
Reviewed 3 days ago

The iconic colourful, onion-domed church that looks like something out ojf a fairytale - really stunning and well woth a visit

Thank rainbow1939
Reviewed 3 days ago

they didnt let any one go to the catheral so we could onnly see it from far.so it was alittle upsetting though

Thank apak6800
Red Square & Kitay-gorod
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
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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.
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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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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