Moscow landmark onion church
Many people have an impression of Moscow from this church
but a few people know that the onion head of this Orthodox church has a total of nine
And from every angle, the plane of the facade
western church is a long and short cross
and as an Orthodox church, its plane is a positive "ten" shape
this with its positive eight The shape of the edge is very consistent and it also shows the difference between it and the church in the West.
The top of the nine churches is not at the beginning but later added separately
not to know St. Petersburg also has a church of almost similar shape called the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.
The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed is the most famous church in Russia, its onion top rooftops composed of 9 different shapes and colors is world famous, and may be said to be a landmark building in the Kremlin and Red Square area. Here the delicate and outstanding architectural artistry of this Eastern Orthodox church appears in vivid detail, and is now part of the national historical museum. Inside there are many wall paintings worthy of admiration of Eastern European peoples from around the 16th Century.
The church was constructed at the end of the 16th century, in order to commemorate the pacification of Kazan Khanate by Ivan the Terrible. It is said that Ivan the Terrible ordered the architect to be blinded, so that he would never make a building more beautiful than this one. This story discredits Ivan the Terrible while at the same time paradoxically reflecting the great beauty of the church.
St. Basil’s cathedral is composed of a series of small churches. At a glance they form a tangled maze, but in fact they have a regular organization: at the center of each church there is a lofty tower with a high arched roof, with a height of around 47 meters. The drum shaped dome is golden and shining, and the beam-shaped cylindrical tower is inlaid with niches on upper levels, and on lower levels has a row of high oval windows. Surrounded by 4 large chapels with octagonal towers, the roof is adorned with a huge “Onion Head” dome. Diagonally, between the 4 towers, there are 4 small chapels. The front doors of the 8 towers all face the winding corridor of the central church, and in all directions the outside of the church is surrounded by corridors and stairways.
The colors of the onion head domes are magnificent, scintillating in the sunlight, seeming like a castle out of children’s tales.
If there is any particularly nice building near the Red Square, it is nothing more than the "Vasily Ascension Church". This church, which has appeared on numerous Russian tourism brochures, the shape of the top of the onion in the Orthodox Church, and the color matching, undoubtedly represent the architectural image of Moscow and even Russia.
In front of the church is the statue of the national hero Minin and Pozharsky. From 1611 to 1612, they defeated the Polish aggressor army and liberated Moscow.
St. Basil's Cathedral (Huaciray Brahlin Church) is located at the southern end of the Red Square in the center of Moscow, Russia, close to the Kremlin. Built by Russian architects Balma and Postnik under the orders of the Tsar and Ivan Dagong, it was built in 1560. The name of the church was based on the name of a monk Vasily, who was trusted by Ivan the Great at the time. The central tower is 65 meters high and has nine golden onion-shaped church roofs. These nine church tops were not originally created, but were added separately.
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.