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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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Paula and Gary Paula and Gary
From: USA
Date: 2013-11-08 20:03:11

Arthur was an absolutely amazing host. So kind, gentle, thoughtful, reliable and professional.

I traveled to Moscow to watch my daughter compete at the IAAF World Championships after suffering a severe leg injury.

Since I was in a wheelchair and unable to navigate the public transit in Moscow, it was so reassuring to know that there was someone available to drive me around the city.

Not only was Arthur a safe and reliable driver, he was also an excellent tour guide and translator. He found creative ways to get me into places that would normally be difficult for the disabled.

I felt like I had a great friend looking out for me during my entire trip.

I even encouraged Arthur to promote his services to the disabled because he provides such great care to his clients.

Needless to say, I would recommend Arthur without hesitation.

Paula (San Francisco, CA)