The Cathedral of the Intercession of the Virgin on the mound, better known as St. Basil’s Cathedral, an Orthodox temple is located in the Red Square in Moscow city, Russia. It is known worldwide for its bulbous domes (onion-). Despite what is commonly thought popularly, St. Basil’s Cathedral is not the seat of the Patriarch of Moscow, nor the main cathedral of the Russian capital, since in both cases is the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.
The construction of the cathedral was ordered by Tsar Ivan the Terrible to commemorate the conquest of the Khanate of Kazan, and was conducted between 1555 and 1561. In 1588 Tsar Fyodor Loannovich ordered a chapel added on the east side of the building on the tomb of St. Basil the Blessed, holy by which I was popularly named the cathedral. San Basilio is located at the southeast end of Red Square, just off the Spasskaya Tower (Savior Tower) of the Kremlin and the Church of San Juan Bautista in Dyakovo. Immerse yourself with us on this wonderful tour to visit the most beautiful in Russia.