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St. Basil's Cathedral


One of the most eye-catching sights of Moscow, if not the world, St Basil's Cathedral can be found right off the historic Red Square area of the city centre. Its colourful spires beckon visitors from all over the world and visitors can spend hours exploring the area.

When planing to visit the storied attractions of Moscow, be sure to choose a hotel that places visitors at the heart of the city. With accommodation in Moscow at the Radisson Slavyanskaya hotel, guests will be located on Europe Square and near to Kiev Station, just a quick commute to St Basil's Cathedral.

A unique architectural wonder
Commonly known as St Basil's Cathedral, the Cathedral of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat celebrates the 16th-century conquest of Kazan and Astrakhan by Ivan the Terrible. On commands from the Tsar himself, workers constructed St Basil's Cathedral from 1555 to 1561.
 
The cunning architects designed the building to reflect the image of flames raising to the sky, shown in the cathedral's unique spires. However, the brilliant colours of St Basil's Cathedral, while include sky blue and forest green, were not added to the building until between the 17th and 19th centuries. Essentially an architectural oddity, St Basil's Cathedral has no buildings similar to it throughout the world.
 
Under Soviet rule, one man served five years in prison for refusing to demolish St Basil's, preserving it for future generations. Today, St Basil's Cathedral houses a museum, which is open seven days a week
 
Relax in a modern hotel room after a day out
With so much to see in Moscow, travellers will have their schedules packed with interesting monuments and attractions such as St Basil's Cathedral. Guests can wind down after a busy day in modern accommodation in Moscow at the Radisson Slavyanskaya Hotel and Business Centre.