St. Basil's Cathedral
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- St. Basil's Cathedral
- Red Square
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The most recognisable building in the whole of Russia, St. Basil's Cathedral (or 'The Cathedral of St. Basil the Blessed', to give it it's full title), can be found standing resplendent on the south-east end of Red Square. A truly magnificent mix of Western and Eastern architecture, St. Basil's was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible to celebrate his capture of Kazan. Finished by Postnik Yakovlev in 1561, Ivan is rumoured to have had the architect blinded afterwards, in order to prevent him ever producing anything so magnificent ever again. If only Stalin had done the same!
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Christina from United States Reply
It is a beautiful structure and as I survey its majestic likeness in a photograph, it reminds me of my Russian ancestry, and makes me long to return once again.
bobbbbbb from United States Reply
RUSSIA IS AWESOME
Joran from Norway Reply
Best seen from a distance. A quite marvellous building perfectly placed in the rear of the square. Went inside, the best part was listening to a choir singing. Otherwise not so very interesting.
John from Malta Reply
I went to Moscow 7 times all in the USSR.it was very beautiful city
Stefan from Germany Reply
Amazing!!! Everything you imagine it would be. St Basil's is the most spectacular piece of architecture in Moscow
Ambrose from France Reply
Not much to look at from the inside, and often has some scaffolding on the outside. Still absolutely brilliant. I took about forty photos!