Saint Basil's Cathedral

<p><b>St.Basil’s Cathedral</b> (the Cathedral of protecting veil of the most holy Mother of God on the moat)</p> <p>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.</p> <div><a href="/upload/plan/GIM_Plan_400x210_eng.pdf">Download the booklet</a></div>


109012 Moscow, Red Square
‘Okhotny Ryad’, ‘Teatralnaya’, ‘Ploschad Revolyutsii’, ‘Kitay-Gorod’ metro stations
Tour centre: +7 (495) 692 37 31

Working hours:

7 September — 8 November:
open daily 11 a.m. – 18 p.m.

9 November — 31 December:
open daily 11 a.m. – 17 p.m.

Last admission: 45 minutes before closing

At temperatures below -15°С, the museum shortens opening hours.
To clarify closing hours of the museum call: +7 (495) 692-37-31

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

Entry ticket:
from May 15 to August 31— 1000 roubles
from September 1 to May 14 — 700 roubles

Entrance ticket with audioguide (English, French, Chinese, Spanish):
from May 15 to August 31— 1500 roubles
from September 1 to May 14 — 1200 roubles

Due to the restoration of the monument to Minin and Pozharsky, the entrance to the territory of the Pokrovsky Cathedral has been temporarily moved. Unfortunately, the new entrance from the Kremlin wall is not equipped with a ramp.
If you have any difficulties with walking up and down the stairs at the entrance to the territory of the Pokrovsky Cathedral, please contact the museum staff by phone:
+7 (495) 698-33-04.
We apologize for the temporary inconvenience.

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