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St. Basil's Cathedral

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St. Basil's Cathedral

Moscow's iconic cathedral

Commissioned by Ivan the Terrible, St. Basil's was built in the mid-1500's and named for the Russian Orthodox saint on whose grave it is built. The cathedral's whimsical colors and architecture so impressed Ivan the Terrible that he gouged out the eyes of the architects so that they could not design another building as beautiful. The interior is actually a series of chapels, each featuring artwork and medieval frescoes.

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  • El lugar es mágico, lleno de historia y majestuosidad
    a couple of years ago report abuse
  • viele kleine Räume, verwinkelt und unübersichtlich, wirkt eher wie ein Museum als eine Kirche. Definitiv viel beeinduckender von aussen!
    a couple of years ago report abuse
  • Wer sich einen weiten Kirchenraum erwartet, wird enttäuscht sein. Die Basilius-Kathedrale besteht aus engen Schächten.
    a couple of years ago report abuse

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