"St Basil's Cathedral" Red Square - Saint Basil Cathedral Tip by sue_stone
Red Square - Saint Basil Cathedral, Moscow: 65 reviews and 132 photos
St Basil's Cathedral is one of the strangest looking buildings I have ever seen!
This crazy looking cathedral was built between 1555 & 1561 at the edge of Red Square, commissioned by Ivan the Terrible. The outside is surely the most photographed in Moscow - the colourful and varied domes certainly catch your eye, and make a particularly fabulous photo subject at night when they are flood lit.
I found the inside slightly less interesting, though definitely worth a look. It is made up of 9 small chapels, with narrow corridors joining them. (Perhaps I was just expecting one large chapel, like most churches/cathedrals have).
Whatever you think of it, you certainly won't have any trouble finding it!
Open: Wednesday - Monday 11am - 5.30pm, closed Tuesday
Address: 4 Krasnaya Ploshad, Kremlin, Moscow
Directions: Located at the southern end of Red Square
Metro: Ploshad Revolutsii
Phone: (095) 298 5880
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