Is It Worth Going Inside St. Basil’s Cathedral?

Is It Worth Going Inside St. Basil’s Cathedral?, Moscow, Russia (B)

There’s no question the exterior of St. Basil’s Cathedral is one of the most impressive things I’ve ever seen in my life. But what about the interior? Does it live up to the incredible exterior? And is it worth the admission price? I’ll share my thoughts and photos in this post! But first, here’s a quick background on this cathedral…

St. Basils Cathedral is one of the most iconic sites in all of Russia. This whimsical structure looks as though it came straight out of a fairytale or Disney World. In reality, St. Basil’s Cathedral was constructed between 1550 and 1560.

It was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible to celebrate his conquest of the Tatar city of Kazan on October 1, 1552, the day of the feast of the Intercession. So, technically, its proper name is “Church of the Intercession.”

It was one of the first things I did upon arriving in Moscow. We made a beeline straight for the cathedral, as it has always been my dream to see it in person.

Getting to Saint Basil’s Cathedral is very easy, and it’s located right next to Moscow’s Kremlin in the Red Square. Visiting the exterior of Saint Basil’s Cathedral won’t cost you any money, and there are even grassy areas to sit and admire the cathedral between it and the Kremlin. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Is It Worth Going Inside St. Basil’s Cathedral?
Guide Location: Russia » Moscow
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Lindsey Puls
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  • St. Basil’s Cathedral
  • Red Square
  • Kremlin

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