St. Basil's Cathedral symbol of the city, despite not being the main cathedral of Moscow, since this title corresponds to the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. The construction of the Cathedral was ordered by Tsar Ivan the Terrible, and took place between 1555 and 1561, to celebrate the conquest of the Kazan Khanate.
Throughout its history (in 2021 it will be its 460th anniversary), the cathedral has been on the verge of disappearing in more than one occasion, surviving fires, to Napoleon's invasion and even to a plan of demolition on the part of Stalin's collaborators, who considered that the cathedral hindered the army's parades in the Red Square. We have a guided tour to St.Basil Cathedral
– it is one of our most popular tours and something we highly recommend.