Moscow

Walk Temples Architecture Our choice Unusual places Best buildings

Ploschad Revolyutsii 450 m, Teatralnaya 620 m, Kitay-gorod 700 m 2, Red Square
  • (095) 298 33 04

Cathedral & Museum St. Basil's

78
59
lotiel_ 8 months
regimcgregor 9 months
antonmamichev 8 months ago
akop174
kaknado_su
natalytes
kaknado_su
kaknado_su
kaknado_su
a_missio04
a_missio04
super_dashunyka
marshal_1195 10 months
marinakopilenko
iron_ira
ritamakarieva
_anyapetrova
lery_veselova 11 months
daf4ka
lery_veselova

Feast your eyes on architectural symbol of Moscow

daily: 10:00–19:00

Cathedral of the Protection of Most Holy Theotokos

This Cathedral was built in the middle of XVI century on the order of Ivan IV Vasilyevich known in English as Ivan the Terrible (1530 –1584) to honor taking over Khanate of Kazan.

In 1554, two years after taking over Khanate, Foundation of Cathedral of the Protection of Most Holy Theotokos was laid on the Red Square.

Initially here stood church made of white stones in the name of Life-giving Trinity where buried the most honored God's fool named Basil the Blessed (or Vasily Blazhenny). Church stood on the bank of river Moscow on the hill near trench which surrounded medieval Kremlin and was backfilled in XIX century.

Saint Basil

God’s fool from Moscow who was born in December of 1469 on the portico where his mother came to pray for “safe birth”.

Basil had a gift of insight which he found accidentally. When he turned sixteen and until his death he lived eccentric life, had no home or cloths, suffered great abasement, wore gives that still lie on his grave. Legend says about his teaching of honest life on his own example. He went naked all year round , slept under the open sky and kept fast.

Ivan the Terrible honored Saint Basil and even was afraid of him because “he was a prophet of hearts and thoughts of people”.

Fools of GodIn orthodox Christianity these class of people lived as ascetic mendicant friars. Fools of God assume the similitude of madness to criticize life in sin and to oppose it to way of God.

To attach a video you just need to paste the link to it in the comment field. This feature applies to videos hosted on YouTube or Vimeo.

This place was viewed 10668 times

Place collections, which contain St. Basil's

Our choice Unusual places Best buildings

78 people like this place:

Влад, Анна, elena, Василий, Eva, Катерина, Людмила, Vera, Денис, Anastasia Jazz, Sofia Kurakulova, Kristina Pashkina, Анна Яровая, Лучшее, Harcidotte,

Show all

Tanya Tokareva, Анна, berkana20@gmail.com, Вета Шум, Дмитрий Голиков, Мила, Maria Letizia Focaroli, Dimitri Vergé, Vik, Раймона Маг, DariaMedvedeva, Ирина, Muying Fan, Olga Leonova, Екатерина Рыдаева, Настя Северина, Dasha Anisimova, Marat Nevlyutov, Michael Ganichev, Катерина Пласька, Арина Смирнова, Алина Амберова, Екатерина Машина, Sasha Khizhnyakov, Дарья, Влад, Евгения Моргунова, Nina Ozol, Алёнка, Толя, Валентина Лыжова, Анастасия Волкова, Tsvetelina Pesheva, Dmitry Medvedskiy, artperovx, Татьяна Киселевич, Mr. Serdechkin, gwdole, Alexandra Beskorovaynaya, Anatoly Davronov, RedNicole, Maria Tkachenko, выставочный зал "Тушино", Alexey Korchin, Svetlana Ak, аапчхи, Людмила Кузминова, Ath Kein, Giulia Meroni, Наталья, Анастасия, Марго, Людмила Пучкова, Татьяна, Laurence Mayva, Вероника Бехтина, Ксения Васина, Екатерина, Елена Кучерова, Алексей, Irma, Vessela Tasheva, pag

Collection of 22 places Best buildings

Institute > strelka

A free postgraduate program of interdisciplinary researches about a city

House & Museum of the house Melnikov House

House-studio of the architect Melnikov, a world-famous masterpiece of the Soviet avant-garde

House Dom Pertsovoy

Museum Historical Museum

The largest national historic museum in Russia

Building Narkomfin Building

Masterpiece of architecture: a block of flats for employees of Commissariat of Finance

Temples and architecture nearby address «2, Red Square»

Kremlin Spassky Tower

The most interesting tower of Moscow Kremlin with chimes and Christ in icons

100 m

Museum Historical Museum

The largest national historic museum in Russia

480 m

Gallery Tretyakov Gallery

1 km

Medieval Tsar Residence Moscow Kremlin

Visit the symbol of Russian statehood

410 m

Place Place of Execution

Architectural monument of ancient Russia on the Red Square

80 m

Museum English Court

The old english court (1555)

230 m

USSR Symbol Мausoleum

A glance at the very Lenin

230 m

Place Kitay-gorod

380 m

Building Palaty Romanovykh

House of the Romanovs

380 m

Institute > strelka

A free postgraduate program of interdisciplinary researches about a city

1.5 km

Theatre Bolshoi

One of the most significant theatres of the world has been opened after renovation

900 m

Space Seating Yard

230 m

Palace in the Kremlin Terem Palace

Terem palace was built in 1636 on order of tszar Mikhail I Fyodorovich Romanov (1596 –1645)

470 m

Street Kuznetsky Most

1 km

Hotel Metropol

690 m

House Dom Pertsovoy

1.5 km

Embankment Crimean

2 km

House & Museum of the house Melnikov House

House-studio of the architect Melnikov, a world-famous masterpiece of the Soviet avant-garde

2 km

Chamber Faceted Chamber

The main ceremonial reception hall of the Grand Palace

450 m

Historic Site Ferreyn's pharmacy

670 m

Аrchitecture Chinese House

1.5 km

Cathedral Museum Uspensky Cathedral

Main Cathedral of Muscovy

420 m

Church Kazan Cathedral

Kazan Cathedral of Our Lady's icons on Red Square

400 m

Architecture Spiring Stairs

2 km

A-a-ah, more placesloading