St. Basel’s cathedral

St Basels cathedral 2006Visiting Saint Basel’s cathedral (0,5 – 1,5 hour) in Red Square could be a part of  your City Tour or an independent item for your leisure time in Moscow.

This unique masterpiece of the 16th century (1555 – 1561) Russian church architecture has never been destroyed or blown up. “Learning” its history composes in- and out-door observation parts.

Since 1922 the church has been used as a museum. Short but high stepped staircase leading up to the second floor  will thrill you and let experience some “climbing” in the downtown of Moscow.

 
Opened for visitors
11.00 – 18.00 daily (1 September – 6 November)
11.00 – 17.00 daily (8 November – 30 April)
11.00 – 18.00 daily (1 – 31 May)
10.00 – 19.00; Wednesday is day off  (1 June – 31 August)
 
Ticket office is closed 45 min before.
First Wednesday of each month is day off
At the temperature lower than -15 degree centigrade – closed earlier.
 
 
Entrance fee 500 rub/person
Taking photos inside is free (no flash)
 
Official web page of St Basel’s Cathedral
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