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St. Basil's Cathedral

Moscow, Russia
4.8 / 93
The cathedral was founded on the orders of Ivan the Terrible as a thank you to the Lord for help in taking Kazan. Initially, the building had gold domes and red-white walls. After the fire in the XVIII century, as a result of restoration, the temple was painted in bright colors and now it rises above Red Square like a multi-colored gingerbread. The name was given in honor of the holy fool Vasily the Blessed, who collected part of the money for the construction of the church and transferred it to Ivan the Terrible.
Address:Krasnaya ploshad, 7, Moskva
Phone:+7 495 698-33-04



Santosh Deval
Saint Basil's Cathedral is a stunning and iconic landmark in Moscow, Russia. The cathedral's unique onion-shaped domes and vibrant colors make it one of the most recognizable buildings in the world. The cathedral was built in the 16th centu.. Read more »
Nidhi Bisht
Red square is full of beautiful attractions and this is one of them…!! Beautiful 😍
Preechavut Khumsab
I'm grateful to visit this cathedral because it has a lot of historical stories under this beautiful architecture which I rate as top of the world.
pranav pillai
St. Basil's Cathedral is a landmark and iconic symbol of Moscow, Russia. Located on Red Square, it is one of the most recognizable and visited cathedrals in the world. The cathedral was built in the 16th century during the reign of Ivan the Terr.. Read more »
7cats mom
So maybe just not my cup of tea. I found it mildly interesting but felt the 1000 ruble entry was out of proportion to the other much more interesting places we visited. It's far more impressive from the outside.
Geo Xavier George
Saint Basil's Cathedral Saint Basil's Cathedral was built between 1555 and 1561 by Ivan the Terrible in Moscow, Russia. Legend has it that the cathedral's builder was blinded post-construction so that a structure of its beauty could ne.. Read more »
Sin Fong Chan
St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow Visited on 5/10/2019 Any tourist comes to Moscow must not miss visiting St. Basil's Cathedral. It is an Orthodox church in Red Square near the Kremlin. St. Basil's is a cluster of buildings - a central.. Read more »
Chirag Bhoraniya
I walked from Borovitskaya metro station on the grey line 9, skirted the Kremlin along the banks of the Moscow river before ending up at St Basil’s on the edge of Red Square. It was a truly breathtaking sight to see it in the flesh. Unfortunat.. Read more »
Ian Caruana
Absolutely stunning exterior and well preserved interior (and artifacts). About £10 each to get in - you can get a free COVID test at the GUM across the road which allows you to enter as a foreigner. (Top floor of the GUM - you can't miss.. Read more »
It is mainly a church with a very excellent structure. It is more than 200 years old. It a very known tourist spot in moscow. The place is packed with people always. At Christmas they use new decorations at St basil’s cathedral. The red square .. Read more »
Harry Morgan
One of many great cathedrals in Russia. St.Basil's Cathedral is the iconic image of Red Square and rightly so. If you climb the steep stairs to the top of the central tower there is a small Nave. On the day I visited I had the good fortune to se.. Read more »
The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed (Russian: Собо́р Васи́лия Блаже́нного, tr. Sobór Vasíliya Blazhénnogo), commonly known as Saint Basil's Cathedral, is an Orthodox church in Red Square of Moscow, and is one of the most pop.. Read more »
Benjamin Yaqoob
One of the most beautiful cathedrals I saw so far. The colours are so intense and sharp, you can basically see the soul of the architect. Must see in Moscow. Also check the history behind this cathedral!
RaviTeja K
This is an absolute must-see on any visit to Moscow. Situated right on Red Square, it’s a fantastic building, it’s one cathedral but made up of around a dozen individual chapels which are each dedicated to a different saint or historical .. Read more »
Rebecca Calderbank
So beautiful! Very informative inside, there are information boards in English. When I went they were playing music inside which was heavenly.
maryam jafarian
this cathedral was one of the most astonishing buildings I've ever seen! all those colors and the amazing architecture touched my heart and I love so much to visit this place again. I suggest visiting both at morning light and at the beautiful .. Read more »
Ava Ava
St Basil Cathedral has amazing interior decor that has been restored and well maintained. You will get to see historic pictures, crafts and tools from the past.
Curt Ingram
The self guided tour was really great. So many beautiful small chapels inside. And, there was a three man choir singing in the central chapel. They were amazing! Great to see from the outside but also very interesting inside.
Banjo’s World
Absolutely more breathtaking in person than any picture could ever show. If you ever find yourself in Russia, you must absolutely see it.
Anastasiia Iun
Extremely pretty place. Beautiful. Wow. Such an amazing and astonishing place to visit. Absolutely highly recommend to visit it if you have never been there. Moscow is not Moscow without St. Basil's Cathedral. So far, this is the only church I.. Read more »
The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed commonly known as Saint Basil's Cathedral, is an Orthodox church in Red Square of Moscow, and is one of the most popular cultural symbols of Russia. The building, n.. Read more »
The cathedral Vasily The Blessed (the catedral of St basilica), which is generally known as the Cathedral of St Basil, is an Orthodox church on the Red Square, and is one of the most prominent cultural landmarks in Russia. It was built between 1555-1.. Read more »
Vijay Aadhithya
St. Basil cathedral also known as the cathedral of intercession, is a very famous cathedral in Moscow, Russia. It is in the area called red square. It was build in 1555-1561. It has 8 distinctive onion shaped Towers.
Pooja Bhagaram
Was so mesmerized by this landmark beauty in daylight, that I decided to visit again during night time(less crowded!!). Cultural symbol of Russia, absolutely beautiful.
Ecom Billionaire
The setting inside is even more extraodinarily beautiful than the exterior. This is not one single church but a mosaic of individual chapels all uniquely decorated and linking one into the other. A dozen dramatic spaces steeped in orthodox imagery an.. Read more »
Jessy K George
One of the most popular cultural symbols of Russia. The building is converted into a museum now.The design and the multi coloured onion shape domes dates back to 17th century
Juwita Triana
The Orthodox Christian cathedral with a building shape that is somewhat different from the church in my country. The building is very unique, colorful, with a dome-shaped tower. It is located in Red Square, where many historical landmark buildings ar.. Read more »
Emma Louise
Probably one of the beautiful spots on Moscow for tourists to take a picture
Giorgia Pgg
Worth the entrance fee,this cathedral is just as beautiful inside with every inch of it painted and decorated. Very intimate and cozy with lots of stairs that lead to lookout points or interesting niches. Unlike at the Kremlin museum,here you are all.. Read more »
Alex K.
these are stunning sights in Russia. Must visit when you are in Russia
The Star Wars Archives
The Meringue Domes are only aesthetic I see. I wasn't even served with meringues when I entered. It was impossible to ask where the meringues were, since someone was banging on with an organ. Plus, there was nowhere you could buy these meringues.. Read more »
Giri _KakiKereta
St. Basils Cathedral is probably the most famous Russian landmark after the Kremlin and the Red Square Beautiful architecture and colors take my breath away
Absolutely ? amazing! It is definitely worth seeing regardless if you are religious or not. It’s breathtaking when you see the cathedral among the modern buildings that surrounds it.⛪?? I hope everyone that is reading this is having a really g.. Read more »
It must be one of the most famous landmarks in the world, and one of the most beautiful to0, so Thad to see it. | It was amazing to be so close to it and see all the details of this refined and intricate marvel of architecture. There is nothing li.. Read more »
Maksim Krigmant
A really beautiful place as on the outside as also on the inside! The Cathedral was build around 1500's. The awesome part is that you can go INSIDE the Cathedral, can get an audio-guide to listen about all the artifacts there, just as take pict.. Read more »