Saint Basil’s Cathedral

The Saint Basil’s Cathedral is one of the most popular symbol of Moscow and Russia. It’s an Orthodow church in the Red Square. It also known as the Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed. At the time of it’s construction in the 16th centuries it was the tallest building of the city. It’s now an Unesco Heritage site and the official name is in fact the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat. It was ordered by Yvan the Terrible.

Inside the church there is a museum that can be visited. It’s also one of the main tourist attraction of Moscow.

Monument to Minin and Pozharsky in front of the Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow. Cold winter day with a blue sky
Monument to Minin and Pozharsky in front of the Saint Basil’s Cathedral

In the front of the cathedral there a statue with 2 persons. It’s the Monument to Minin and Pozharsky. Kuzma Minin is was a russian merchant from Nizhny Novogorod and Dmitry Pozharsky is a Prince. They are national hero. They defended Russia during the Polish invasion. The statue look nice with the cathedral in the background.

Kremlin clock

Not so far the Cathedral it’s possible to see the Kremlin Clock on the Spasskaya Tower (the Saviour Tower). It’s one of the most beautiful tower of the Kremlin.

Saint Basilt's Cathedral with the Kremlin clock on the Spasskaya tower on the left
The other side of the cathedral with the Kremlin clock on the left

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