City Tour: St. Basil’s Cathedral
"St Basil's Cathedral, Red Square, Moscow"
Absorb the beautiful colours of Moscow's famous cathedral
Enjoy the beautiful sights of St Basil’s Cathedral inside and out with this tour of the city.
The Cathedral is official called ‘The Cathedral of the Intercession of the Virgin by the Moat’. The ‘Basil’ name came from a Muscovite holy fool who was buried here.
This Cathedral is now a museum with stunning patterned paintwork galleries and a soaring tented 16th Century roof. During restoration of the building, they discovered a hidden spiral staircase which they now use to invite you into the beauty of this Cathedral within.
With this tour, you’ll see all the famous sights of Moscow, starting in the Red Square before seeing the Lenin Mausoleum, the Kremlin, Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, New Maidens Convent and Moscow State University.
This tour includes a glorious stroll along the Moskva embankment and a chance to see Moscow at its finest from the Sparrow Hills observation point before moving on to the Memorial Complex at Poklonnaya Hill and sights such as New Arbat and Pushkin Square before finishing at Manezhnaya Square.
With this excursion, you’ll see all the authentic architecture of the buildings surrounding Moscow before immersing yourself in the religious culture of St. Basil’s Cathedral.
Location: Russia, Moscow
Category: Culture and History
Duration: 4 hours
Restrictions: Available every day - No Restrictions but involves walking