Saint Basil's Cathedral

A short trip with the tour bus around Moscow and visiting the St. Basil's Cathedral

February 29, 2016 in A journey through Russia

Actually at today 10:00 Bogdan the hostel operator wanted to accompany me to the center of Moscow and show me some places there, including the get-in area of the tourist buses. In Moscow red double-decker buses run each day to selected sights of Moscow and you have the opportunity to listen to their stories. Unfortunately he was busy so we started later at 11:30. When we arrived in the city center I first took my breakfast and after that we went to the bus stop. On the way he told me already so much about the buildings and sites that I almost said now I do not need the tour bus anymore. It was already quarter past one when I entered the bus. After I listened and watched to everything I went out and for lunch and then to Saint-Basil’s Cathedral. In relation to other cathedrals, I found it “relatively” small but no less impressive. Maybe I’m just spoiled with the Cologne Cathedral too much. With the many colorful domes it looked like as if it came from a Disney movie. Inside it is however a very classicy old church.

The St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow
Moskau_Impressionen_29022016-3.jpg “The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed (Russian: Собор Василия Блаженного), commonly known as Saint Basil’s Cathedral, is a church in Red Square in Moscow, Russia. The building, now a museum, is officially known as the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat (Russian: Собор Покрова пресвятой Богородицы, что на Рву) or Pokrovsky Cathedral (Russian: Покровский собор).” To Wikipedia

After I had looked at everything here I went further into the gum. Formerly a large department store, and now a huge shopping mall. I got me a scarf and a hat because during the afternoon I felt that I have caught a cold. Here back at the hostel I feel it quite clearly. Sore throat :-( Hopefully tomorrow will feel better …

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