There is also a museum inside of the St. Basil’s Cathedral, where original things used here are exhibited, for example, ostensorium and Holy Banners. The cathedral has suffered damage due to fires, looting, and other incidents on several occasions throughout its history. How are they connected? I wonder… if Westerners could see more of this, listen to music of Russia’s composers, read her literature and poetry, see her ethnic diversity and culture, look closely at the faces of her people, read her history for last millenium, would we get along better…? I worked as a tourist guide in Moscow and other Russian cities for several years. The building, now a museum, is officially known as the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Blessed Virgin on the Moat or Pokrovsky Cathedral. Chronicle contains the exact date of completion of the cathedral – June 29 (July 12, New Style), 1561. Another local fool, Ivan the Blessed, was buried on the church grounds in 1589; a sanctuary in his memory was established in 1672 inside the south-eastern arcade. A complicated system of labyrinths connects small churches and exhibition cases where history, beauty and religion are combined. IT was built from 1555-61 on orders from Ivan the Terrible and commemorates the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan. Files are available under licenses specified on their description page. Basil's Cathedral intérieur (en2018) (4).JPG, Moscou.- St. Basil's Cathedral intérieur (en2018) (2).JPG, Moscou.- St. itinari is a leading online platform for curious travelers from all countries. A secret hidden ladder was discovered in 1930s. Eight small churches devoted to the small victories of the Kazan campaign surround the main one, the tent-roofed church in the centre is a memorial of the final victory over Kazan, which happened on the Day of Intercession. The interior of the St Basil's Cathedral greatly differs compared to its exterior, comprising of modest decorations and narrow corridors. It is important to understand that it is not an active church anymore. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Until 1595 in the basement the royal treasury was hidden. Why it is called St. Basil’s, although it has its official name “the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat”? Some of the rooms and galleries are closed glass doors. During the second half of the XVII century  old belfry dilapidated and fallen into disrepair . Basil - panoramio.jpg, Moscou.- St. Basil - panoramio.jpg, Iconography - Saint Basil's Cathedral (19344164913).jpg, Iconography - Saint Basil's Cathedral (19777095338).jpg, Iconography - Saint Basil's Cathedral (19970306871).jpg, Image of our Lord, St. Inside the cathedral, you can learn about his life story from a multimedia presentation, see few icons with the image of St. There is no basements Pokrovsky Cathedral. I live in Moscow. In the day time, visitors can listen to the ensemble of sacred music singing a cappella. All over the world. Interior of Saint Basil's Cathedral (Photomerged pictures) (19344643454).jpg 7,125 × 11,025; 8.82 MB Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow-110930.jpg 2,048 × 1,536; 1,012 KB L1230662.jpg 2,520 × 3,776; 3.06 MB I expressly accept to receive the newsletter, and agree to itinari privacy policy. Deep niches-recesses  were used as warehouses. Room’s height is about 6.5 m. Walls pierced by narrow holes – the air holes. The colorful flower patterns symbolize the heavenly garden. Inside the St. Basil’s Cathedral at Moscow's Red Square, one can learn many interesting facts from the history and the life of fools-for-Christ, enjoy ancient architecture and applied art, or just walk around being merged into the atmosphere of the past. There are icons of the Pokrovsky Cathedral In the basement. A complicated system of lab… Is it worth visiting? This page was last edited on 18 February 2016, at 14:29. Two other churches were built over the graves of two Russian saints, St. In 1990, after a long period of silence , they had began to be in use again . The Ribs of high octagonal tent are decorated with colorful tiles of white , yellow, blue and brown glaze . Great posting, what an outstanding church.Beautiful. Churches and galleries are on a single basement consisting of several rooms. St. Basil’s Cathedral is one of the most famous Moscow’s landmarks. There is also a museum inside of the St. Basil’s Cathedral, where original things used here are exhibited, for example, ostensorium and Holy Banners. They help to restore a church chronicle of the XVI century. Ivan the Terrible respected him and listened to his advices. The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed, commonly known as Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Kremlin, is a former church in Red Square in Moscow, Russia. So, the church got this name. I am passionate about travelling, history, nature and architecture. Basil Cathedral - panoramio.jpg, Interior of Saint Basil's Cathedral (19777159609).jpg, Interior of Saint Basil's Cathedral (Photomerged pictures) (19344643454).jpg, Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow-110930.jpg, Laika ac St. Basil's Cathedral intérieur (en2018) (1).JPG, Moscou.- St. The Royal Gates Church of the Entry into Jerusalem. The churches are connected with the labyrinth of beautifully painted narrow vaulted corridors and galleries. No need to register, buy now! It … Together with the “breathing” building material – brick, they provide custom indoor climate all year round. St. Basil’s Cathedral is open every day. Earlier  this porch was the main entrance to the temple. In the central Church of the Intercession, spiritual services are held every morning. As this was not feasible, he instead … Get more! The Cathedral opens at 10 am and closes at 5 pm. For a long time the letters were hidden under layers of oil paints. A brick style painting was restored. And where is “the moat”, by the way? The ninth sanctuary, dedicated to Basil Fool for Christ (the 1460s–1552), was added in 1588 next to the north-eastern sanctuary of the Three Patriarchs. About cookies: to improve your experience, itinari.com uses cookies. Ancient images of the church clarify its name: in the past, a moat existed on the Red Square along the Kremlin wall, so the cathedral was called “on the Moat”. Subscribe to our monthly inspiration newsletter. Resonators in the walls create good acoustics, so you can hear their voices very clearly in different corners of the cathedral. Basil the Blessed was a fool-for-Christ, even in winter he didn’t wear clothes and got the blessing to make miracles. St. Basil’s Cathedral is open every day. One great chapter in history of Russia’s architecture and decorative arts. 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