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Saint Basil's Cathedral

If you’ve seen photos of Moscow, you’ve probably seen a picture of the colorful domes of St Basil’s Cathedral. Officially named The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed and part of the State Historical Museum, you’ll find it in Red Square, where it’s come to be a symbol of not just Moscow, but all of Russia. The cathedral was completed in 1561 on orders from Ivan the Terrible and it’s been one of the most unique examples of Russian architecture ever since - it’s an absolute must-see for anyone visiting Moscow!
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Guided Tours

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St.Basil's Cathedral and Red Square: Private Tour and Ticket

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The opportunity to explore the heart of Moscow, Saint Basil’s Cathedral – one of the world’s most renowned landmarks and one of the major symbols of Russia.
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Moscow: Saint Basil's Cathedral and Red Square Private Tour

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See some of the most iconic monuments of Moscow city center on a private 2-hour tour of Red Square with a fun-loving guide. Enter the monumental Saint Basil's Cathedral and more.
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St. Basil's Cathedral Ticket and 90-Minute Red Square Tour

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Explore the most picturesque landmarks in the centre of Russia’s capital. There is nowhere else like the Red Square in the world, packed full of sights, sounds and shopping! Visit the iconic St Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Mausoleum and the luxurious GUM.
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Moscow Behind the Icons with Pushkinskaya Square Red Square and St Basils Cathedral from a Local Perspective

You can’t go to Moscow and miss the classic sites like Red Square and St. Basil’s Cathedral — but that doesn't mean you have to see them like a tourist! Get a local’s perspective on Russia’s emperor days, soviet history, and modern-day Moscow with stops at the classic landmarks, but paired with detours into the spots only locals know.
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General Information

Opening Hours:

In general, the cathedral is open from 10 am in June, July, and August, and from 11 am between early September and the end of May. Closing time ranges from 4 pm to 7 pm, make sure to check before your visit. The ticket office closes 45 minutes before the cathedral closes. The cathedral closes on the first Wednesday of every month for cleaning and is also closed every Wednesday from June until the beginning of September.


Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed
Red Square
Russia, 109012


Tickets cost RUB700 for adults, RUB500 for Russian or CIS citizens, and RUB150 for visitors aged between 16 and 18 or Russian and CIS citizens who are pensioners. Children aged under 16 may enter free of charge. An audio guide in a language other than Russian costs RUB500.

How to get there:

St Basil’s Cathedral can be reached on foot from the following metro stations: Okhotny Ryad (line 1/red line), Teatralnaya (line 2/green line), Ploschad Revolyutsii (line 3/blue line), and Kitay-Gorod (line 6/orange line and line 7/purple line). Each station is also served by a number of buses and trolleybuses.
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