Be attentive! During 2018 FIFA World Cup on Sundays the entrance to the St. Basil’s Cathedral museum and its territory is limited, as the Cathedral service is held

Saint Basil's Cathedral

Dear guests! We invite you to St. Basil’s Cathedral for a guided tour in english except Sundays

The tour starts at 2 p. m.

Fan ID holders FIFA 2018 ticket: 700 roubles

Entrance ticket: 1000 roubles

Tour ticket: 500 roubles

You can buy tickets in the museum’s ticket office before guided tour.


The Cathedral was built from 1555 to 1561 by order of Tsar Ivan IV the Terrible, who’s reign was the longest in Russian history. The Cathedral is a military memorial which appeared in honor of victory over the Kazan Khanate. Ten cathedral’s churches are represented interiors of the 16th – 20th centuries. The walls and vaults of the temple are covered with frescoes and oil paintings with plant ornament and images of saints. The museum temporary exhibition presents rare examples of ancient Russian icon-painting school and masterpieces of applied art. Precious donations of royalty and parishioners are located in the former sacristy. Relics of Moscow inhabitant Basil the Blessed (the contemporary of Ivan the Terrible) were buried under ground near the east wall of Protecting Veil Cathedral. In 1588 on this place was built a church, which is dedicated to St Basil. Wall paintings and temple icons narrate the amazing miracles of the Saint.

Moscow, Red Square (‘Okhotny Ryad’, ‘Teatralnaya’, ‘Ploschad Revolyutsii’, ‘Kitay-Gorod’ metro stations)

Information: +7 (495) 692 37 31

Opening hours

109012 Moscow, Red Square

‘Okhotny Ryad’, ‘Teatralnaya’, ‘Ploschad Revolyutsii’, ‘Kitay-Gorod’ metro stations


Tour centre: +7 (495) 692 37 31

Opening hours

June - August:10 AM - 6 PM

Territory of St. Basil’s Cathedral

Daily 9 AM – 9 PM

November - April: 11 AM to 5 PM

May, September , October:11 AM - 6 PM

Last admission 45 minutes before closing

The first Wednesday of the month – day off

At temperatures below -15°С, the museum shortens opening hours. To clarify closing hours of the museum call: 8 (495) 692-37-31

During the school holidays (autumn, winter and spring), the museum's opening hours are extended by 1 hour.