St. Basil's Cathedral

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Timings : 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Entry Fee : Adult - RUB 250,
Student - RUB 50,
Audio guide - RUB 200

St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow Overview

The cathedral is an absolutely stunning piece of architecture. It is painted in unique and unusual colours and is Moscow's most popular tourist attraction.

The central idea behind the architecture of the cathedral is debated till this date. It has not been ascertained even today as to what inspired Barma and Postnek Yakovlev to come up with the design that they have. The cathedral was initially built in white, but was painted in dazzling colours and patterns as we see it today in the 17th century. The layout has 8 smaller churches surrounding the central 9th church, as opposed to the usual 7 surrounding the centre. Today, St. Basil's Cathedral serves as a museum, allowing visitors to see the simply breathtaking interiors and the intricacy of the work that was put into it's construction. It is truly a spectacle and an absolutely enchanting sight at night when it lights up!

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