Saint Basil's Cathedral

Saint Basil's Cathedral
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The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed (Russian: Собор Василия Блаженного), commonly known as Saint Basil's Cathedral, is a church in Red Square in Moscow, Russia. The building, now a museum, is officially known as the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat (Russian: Собор Покрова Пресвятой Богородицы, что на Рву) or Pokrovsky Cathedral (Russian: Покровский собор). It was built from 1555–61 on orders from Ivan the Terrible and commemorates the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan. A world-famous landmark, it was the city's tallest building until the completion of the Ivan the Great Bell Tower in 1600. The original building, known as Trinity Church and later Trinity Cathedral, contained eight side churches arranged around the ninth, central church of Intercession; the tenth church was erected in 1588 over the grave of venerated local saint Vasily (Basil). In the 16th and 17th centuries, the church, perceived as the earthly symbol of the Heavenly City, as happens to all... Wikipedia ( Creative Commons Attribution CC-BY-SA 4.0 )
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6.55
DISTANCE
0.78 mi
DURATION
0 h 23 m
Red Square
Red Square
State Historical Museum
State Historical Museum
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SCORE
5.18
DISTANCE
1.88 mi
DURATION
0 h 56 m
Red Square
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
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5.15
DISTANCE
1.93 mi
DURATION
0 h 58 m
Red Square
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
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5.03
DISTANCE
1.82 mi
DURATION
0 h 54 m
Red Square
Red Square
State Historical Museum
State Historical Museum
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SCORE
4.98
DISTANCE
2.74 mi
DURATION
1 h 22 m
Red Square
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
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SCORE
4.89
DISTANCE
2.87 mi
DURATION
1 h 26 m
Red Square
Red Square
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
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4.75
DISTANCE
2.66 mi
DURATION
1 h 20 m
Red Square
Red Square
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
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SCORE
4.71
DISTANCE
3.23 mi
DURATION
1 h 37 m
Red Square
Red Square
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
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SCORE
4.66
DISTANCE
3.68 mi
DURATION
1 h 50 m
Red Square
Red Square
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
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