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The Cathedral of Vasily the BlessedПокровский собор Храм Василия Блаженного

4.7/5
675 Reviews
Moscow Top 3 in Can't Miss Attractions
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Business Suspended Business hours TBA
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2-3 hours
Address: Red Square, Moscow
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Phone: +8-495-6983304

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The Vasili Ascension Church was built in 1553-1554 in commemoration of Ivan IV's victory over Kazan Khan (consisting of 7 wooden chapels), and was rebuilt in 1555 AD 1561 into 9 stone churches, with unique shapes and many exotic sculptures, and the main pillar was 57 meters high, the highest building in Moscow at that time.

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The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed, better known as Saint Basil’s Cathedral, is one of Russia’s most prestigious churches. It is an exquisite Orthodox church, famous for its nine spires of different shapes and colors, one of the most breathtaking sights in Moscow. It is now part of the State Historical Museum in accordance with the program of state atheism and is home to a number of fine murals and other works of art.
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