Saint Basil's Cathedral (crs)
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The Cathedral of Intercession of Theotokos on the Moat, popularly known as the Cathedral of Basil the Blessed, is a Russian Orthodox cathedral. Built by order of Ivan IV of Russia to commemorate the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan, it marks the geometric center of the city and the hub of its growth since the 14th century. The church was erected in 1588 over the grave Vasily (Basil). In the 16th and the 17th centuries the cathedral, perceived as the earthly symbol of the Heavenly City, was popularly known as the Jerusalem and served as an allegory of the Temple of Jerusalem in the annual Palm Sunday parade attended by the Patriarch of Moscow and the tsar. The building's design, shaped as a flame of a bonfire rising into the sky, has no analogues in Russian architecture. The cathedral foreshadowed the climax of Russian national architecture in the 17th century. The cathedral has operated as a division of the State Historical Museum since 1928. It was completely secularized in 1929 and, as of 2009, remains a federal property of the Russian Federation.
Dome of the Chapel of the Trinity (green and Orange swirl)
Dome of the Chapel of St. Cyprian (blue and white)
Dome of the Chapel of St. Basil (green, yellow spirals, red spikes)
Tent roof of the Central Chapel of the Intersession
Bell Tower (green)
Dome of the Chapel of St. Nicholas (red and white)
Dome of the Chapel of St. Varlaam of Khutynshiy (green, gold spikes)
Dome of the Chapel of the Entry of Christ into Jerusalem (red and green spike spiral)
Gallery, connects the 8 chapels
Spire of tyhe Chapel of Bishop Gregory (green)
By the time I got here I had seen the cathedrals in Cathedral Square so I did not go inside, sorry.
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