The striking and unusual St. Basil's Cathedral has been a symbol of Russia since it was built in the 16th century. The colorful cathedral is located in Red Square, next to the Kremlin and was built to celebrate Russia's conquest of Kazan.
Today it's a museum, although occasional services are held. The Interior is just as fascinating; the building contains the remains of 16th century Basil the Blessed, a religious zealot, and is home to several 19th century paintings and a collection of religious icons.
St. Basil's is actually eight churches constructed around a central core, and the inside is a maze of vertical columns and narrow passageways.Places nearby:
The Kremlin: The Common Link Between Political and Historical Events 0 km / 0 mi
Gorky Park: A lot to see and do 2 km / 1 mi
Pavlovsk Park: Inspired gardens 611 km / 379 mi
Tsarskoye Selo Catherine Park: A Beautiful Park Immersed in Russian Glory 614 km / 381 mi
Tsarskoye Selo, Catherine Palace: A Palace That Looks Like One from Disneyland 614 km / 381 mi