St. Basil's Cathedral is a one-of-a-kind phenomenon of Russian architecture. “If I could, I would present it to you in the palm of your hand,” wrote the French emperor Napoleon to his wife Josephine.
The appearance of the church leaves no one indifferent. But not everyone knows that St. Basil's Cathedral is the second later name of the Intercession Cathedral. Why did it supplant the main name of the cathedral? Who was Basil the Blessed? Who ordered and built the cathedral? How is the temple structured from the inside? On this self-guided tour, you'll discover this, as well as the unique exhibits of the Cathedral museum.
Walk through the intricate labyrinths of the temple and see rare frescoes and icons depicting St. Basil the Blessed and the miracles he performed during his lifetime. At the cathedral's exposition, you'll see chains of the 16th century and fragments of domes. During the tour, you'll learn to understand medieval architecture what an ancient safe deposit box looked like.
Plots and a selection of ancient icons, single masterpieces of the Art Nouveau style - all the artifacts appeared in the cathedral for a reason. The Cathedral of St. Basil the Blessed will gladly share with you its history, legend and miracles.