One of the most distinctive examples of classical Russian architecture, Saint Basil’s Cathedral on Red Square in Moscow is what comes to most peoples minds instantly when they think of Russia. The Cathedral is incredibly elaborate, with faceted spires ending in the colorful and iconic “onion” type domes that the country is so well known for. In fact, Saint Basil’s Cathedral is such an attractive and noteworthy sight that it is frequently mistaken for the Kremlin, which is situated nearby.
The Cathedral is a must see for any visitor who wishes to get the full experience of a trip to Moscow and see everything that the city’s rich and diverse heritage has to offer. It is in many ways inspiring to see the lavish architecture of Saint Basil’s Cathedral situated right next to the comparatively austere Kremlin, because both aspects of the archetypal Russian personality, the passionate and the disciplined, can be clearly seen in the same glance.