St. Basil's Cathedral is a beautiful sight and a symbol of the Red Square in Moscow, well-known not only in Russia, but also around the world. Created in the 16th century by the order of Ivan the Terrible, the temple intricately combines the traditions of Russian architecture and features of Italian Renaissance architecture. Facade of the building is similar to an ancient Russian casket or a colourful cake, which impresses by its combination of floral and ornamental elements.
St. Basil's Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat, is a museum open to the public. Daily tours are available. Their schedule and cost are indicated on the official website of the temple http://www.saintbasil.ru/news.html
. Here you can also find opening hours of the Cathedral in order to plan trips in advance http://www.saintbasil.ru/cust.html
The structure of the building is quite complicated, because it combines the galleries and passages from 9 temples. It is quite difficult to figure out their location without a guide. A guide will also help in learning the history of this place, full of mystery, as well as in the studying its interior design. In a variety of small rooms, magnificent murals, frescoes and icons are preserved, and surely they are worth seeing. Visiting the St. Basil's Cathedral, a symbol of Russian history, will leave many impressions. The price ticket to enjoy this sight is low.