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Moscow: St. Basil's Cathedral Half Day Tour

Duration
3 Hours
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On request
  • St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, Russia

At the southern end of Red Square stands the icon of Russia: St Basil's Cathedral. This crazy confusion of colors, patterns and shapes is the culmination of a style that is unique to Russian architecture. In 1552 Ivan the Terrible captured the Tatar stronghold of Kazan on the Feast of Intercession. He commissioned this landmark church, officially the Intercession Cathedral, to commemorate the victory. Created from 1555 to 1561, this masterpiece would become the ultimate symbol of Russia. Legend has it that Ivan had the architects blinded so that they could never build anything comparable. This is a myth, however, as records show that they were employed a quarter of a century later (and four years after Ivan's death) to add an additional chapel to the structure


Duration: 3 Hours

From: Moscow


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