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 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 have some “climbing” in the downtown.

Opened for visitors daily
first Wednesday of each month is day off
11 a.m. – 6 p.m. summer time (June – August)
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. winter time (September – May)
Ticket office is closed 30 min before.
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