St. Basil's Cathedral self-guided audio tour in Russian with entrance tickets
Attractions & guided tours

St. Basil's Cathedral self-guided audio tour in Russian with entrance tickets

Language: Russian
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Learn who was Basil the Blessed and who ordered and built the cathedral
  • Admire rare frescoes and icons depicting St. Basil the Blessed and the miracles he performed during his lifetime
  • Listen to the unsolved mysteries of the church
What to expect

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.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Skip-the-line-ticket to the State Historical Museum
    • Self-guided in-app audio tour in Russian
    Where

    Red Square, 3, Moscow, Russia

    Meeting point:
    You can start this experience at Red Square.
    What to remember
    • This activity requires an app download. The use of the app is subject to the T&Cs of the application provider and the app store it is featured in
    • After booking, you will receive an SMS with a direct download link for the app and audio-guide
    • Please note that it's very important to check and present tickets with the barcode directly from the WeGoTrip App
    • Remember to bring your headphones and a charged smartphone
    • This is a self-guided tour, there is no tour guide that meets you at the start location
    • Discounts for students are valid only for students of higher educational institutions in Russia
    • This tour runs only in Russian
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    Provider
    WeGoTrip
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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