St. Basil’s Cathedral

St. Basil’s Cathedral is one of the most iconic sights in Moscow, if not in all of Russia. Built in 1561 to celebrate the capture of Kazan by Ivan the Terrible, the cathedral is famous by its colorful onion-shaped domes. The Cathedral's galleries are covered with frescoes, oil paintings and Russian icons, many of which date to the 16th and 17th centuries. A legend says that the builders, Barma and Postnik Yakovlev, were blinded so that they could not create anything to compare. The cathedral was confiscated from the Russian Orthodox community during Soviet times and now operates as a division of the State Historical Museum.

Duration: 2 hours.

Price: $30 per person.

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