It’s unbelievable that this beauty was built nearly 500 years ago.
The Cathedral of “Vasily the Blessed” commonly known as Saint Basil’s Cathedral, is a church in Red Square Moscow , Russia and is one of the most recognizable symbols of the country. The building, now a museum, is officially known as the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat .
It was built from 1555–1561 on orders from Ivan the Terrible and commemorates the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan . formerly the city’s tallest building until the completion of the Ivan the Great Bell Tower in 1600.
The Saint Basil’s Cathedral is not to be confused with the Moscow Kremlin .
The original building, known as Trinity Church and later Trinity Cathedral , contained eight churches arranged around a ninth, central church of Intercession ; a tenth church was erected in 1588 over the grave of venerated local saint Vasily (Basil) . In the 16th and 17th centuries, the church, perceived (as with all churches in Byzantine Christianity) as the earthly symbol of the Heavenly City .
The Cathedral was popularly known as the ” Jerusalem ” and served as an allegory of the Jerusalem Temple in the annual Palm Sunday parade attended by the Patriarch of Moscow and the Tsar .
The buil\nding is shaped like the flame of a bonfire rising into the sky, a design that has no parallel in Russian architecture.
St Basil is so colourful that it seem unreal, more like a made-believe , the picture below extensively shows the texture of its Onion roof still as fresh as a day old building.
The night view is all dreamy themed
Architect(s) Barma and Postnik Yakovlev 
Architectural type Church
Height (max) 47.5 metres (156 ft) 
Dome (s) 10
Dome height (inner) ff
Spire (s) 2
A clue on what the building looks like inside
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