St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow, Russia


What can you expect:

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.

St Basil’s Cathedral was completed in 1561 to celebrate Russian victory over the Khanate of Kazan. The cathedral was recognised as significant and irreplaceable national monument by the Soviets. It underwent extensive restoration and became a museum of architecture, history, politics, and religion.

The exterior of the cathedral was made to look like brickwork. Each era left its trace on the cathedral’s architecture. After a fire in 1595, the churches were decorated with onion domes, which acquired their present-day vivid colors only in the 18th century.

Photographer: Michalis Pafralis

For more information see the website below.
Saint Basil’s Cathedral


The entrance costs 700 rubles. (it’s free for children up to 16 years old).

Opening hours:

The opening of the Saint Basil’s Cathedral are daily:

May – October

Monday9am – 7pm
Tuesday9am – 7pm
Wednesday9am – 7pm
Thursday9am – 7pm
Friday9am – 7pm
Saturday9am – 7pm
Sunday9am – 7pm

November – April

Monday11am – 7pm
Tuesday11am – 7pm
Wednesday11am – 7pm
Thursday11am – 7pm
Friday11am – 7pm
Saturday11am – 7pm
Sunday11am – 7pm
Photographer: Andry_S

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