SAINT BASIL CATHEDRAL

MOSCOW RUSSIA

About it


Ever seen A cathedral that looks like it's from Disneyland. Well that's exactly what the Saint Basil cathedral looks like. Saint Basil cathedral was A church constructed in 1555 to 1561. The commissioner was Ivan the terrible. The architects were Postic Yakovlev and Ivan Barma. It has an interesting architecture.

ARCHITECTURE

The building was inspired by A church in Kolomenskoye, Russia. The building is constructed mostly out of white stone unlike most churches made out of red brick. It's onion shaped domes at the tip of each point were not common in its time making it extraordinary. It is also one of the most colorful cathedral in the world.

COLOR

The cathedral is unique in its world due to its color palette. The cathedral wasn't always colorful until about two hundred and fifty years ago. The cathedral was very bland due to the attitude towards bright color in the 16th century. Each of those onion shaped towers represents a compass point surrounding the main point which mean the capture of Kazan.

IVAN IV

The Russo-Kazan wars ended in 1552 after Ivan the Terrible led 150,000 troops into battle. Two years later the Bashkirs accepted Ivan the terrible’s authority. To celebrate the occasion they built the cathedral of Intercession of the most holy theotokos on the moat also known as the Saint Basil cathedral.

THINGS TO KNOW

Saint Basil cathedral is a remarkable structure.

The architecture Is like no other building in Russia due to its color palette and onion shaped domes. The cathedral is unique in its own way though it is a museum now it does have a rich history. The building represents the capture of Kazan in 1552. Also it is the most famous tourist attractions in Russia.

Links and sources

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"St. Basil's Cathedral (Moscow, Russia): Hours, Address, Tickets & Tours, Point of Interest & Landmark Reviews - TripAdvisor." St. Basil's Cathedral (Moscow, Russia): Hours, Address, Tickets & Tours, Point of Interest & Landmark Reviews - TripAdvisor. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2015.

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