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St. Basil's Cathedral

Krasnaya Sq., 2, Moscow 109012, Russia
+7 495 698-33-04
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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

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
Reviewed yesterday

There are 9 chapels inside St.Basil's . It would be good to take a audio guide and you can be done in 2 hours the most as it is very small inside

Thank Rajikadesilva
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Muséum transfer you to several centuries earlier in time and shows not just religious history but also pictures from moscovites life long time ago. The chorus which sings in the central church is just awesome. It gives a real feeling of this churches power. We...More

Thank Maxim Z
Reviewed 2 days ago

St. Basil's Cathedral is the icon of Russia. The cathedral consists of a number of small chapels. Each one is different and has a story to tell. My wife and I went into one chapel and discovered an all male a cappella group singing. They...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Probably the most popular, most recognized and most photographed cathedral in all Russia. It sits at the far end of Red Square. I've visited Moscow 5 times and only once was the entrance to St. Basil's open to tour inside the cathedral. If it is...More

Thank danielarusk
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was one of our reasons for visiting Moscow, a sight of St Basil's Cathedral. We were not disappointed even with all the restoration work going on in Red Square. The architecture of the building will blow you away however the exterior is much better...More

Thank ian f
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing photos and jaw dropping beauty. Make sure you visit inside. Gets very crowded when inside. Beautiful on nice day.

Thank Craig-World-Travelle
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The most awesome place I've been in my life.i meant it super awesome. U should go at least once in ur lifetime.oh how i miss this place even its so hard for the communication part.

Thank Adrina M
Reviewed 3 days ago

St Basil's was a surprise. It's beautiful but it's not a huge open cathedral in the tradition of the west or even other places we visited in Russia. Rather it's a cluster of small but beautiful chapels connected by an exterior walkway. It's a must...More

Thank JaneBloggsTravel
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You can't come to Moscow without coming here! Pay entry at the kiosk to the front left of the building, which is 500 roubles (£7ish) each. You then just wander throughout the cathedral, which is divided into 9 smaller chapels/cathedrals. It is confusing and there's...More

Thank Carys H
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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