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Tourists & St. Basil Cathedral

Tourists & St. Basil Cathedral

All tourists, which coming to Moscow, want to see this beautiful cathedral on the Red Square right on the first day of their arrival. All my American clients told me after the first glance on it: "It looks like Disney Land, but not like a fake. it is real!"

The famous St Basil Cathedral is a delightful array of swirling colors and redbrick towers. Its design comprises nine individual chapels, each topped with a unique onion dome and each commemorating a victorious assault on the city of Kazan. The church's design is based on deep religious symbolism and was meant to be an architectural representation of the New Jerusalem - the Heavenly Kingdom described in the Book of Revelation of St. John the Divine. It was built in the 16th century (1555-1561) on Red Square by Ivan the Terrible. St. Basil's Cathedral is unique among Moscow's churches. It is not simply a place where people came to pray but is also itself an icon in stone.

St. Basil Cathedral is the prime example of tent-roof churches began to be seen at the end of the 15th century and were widespread in the 16th and 17th centuries, but construction of tent-like churches was strictly forbidden by Patriarch Nikon, who was famous with his reforms in Russian Orthodox Church in the middle of 17th century, in an attempt to bring the Rus church closer to the Byzantine models.

Photo taken on 2006-08-12 at 19:58:58

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Allan Armour Allan Armour
From: USA
Date: 2011-09-25 10:59:50

Arthur: The Barker's join me in thanking you for an incredible 4 days with you in Moscow. Your command of the English language, your knowledge and your love for your city and your country was evident. I can not thank you enough for opening our eyes to the sights, sounds and the great food of Moscow. I have told everyone I know that they are missing out in their travels if they do not include Russia in their list of places to visit. Naturally, anyone coming to Moscow will be told how great you are. YOU made out trip so enjoyable we miss you already as a true friend. If any of your prospective clients have any doubts on your capabilities, please ask them to phone me at 212 369 2400 in New York. I would be more than happy to tell them not to look at any other guide but YOU.

Again, my thanks, Allan Armour New York City