Inspiration for the design of St Bail’s came from the flame of a rising bonfire.
I think some aspects of St. Basil’s look more like an exotic palace than a cathedral.
I love the spirals on the cathedral that look like brightly coloured lolly pop heads.
St Basil’s looked equally amazing while it was covered in snow with the white sky as a backdrop. It was like this for the majority of our stay which made picture taking pretty difficult when the temperatures were -6C!
If you ever visit St Basil’s, don’t forget to walk around the back for a completely different view.
Lots of people think that St Bail’s is part of the Kremlin but it’s on the outside and in the Red Square.
Monica is the founder and editor of The Travel Hack. She began the blog in 2009 when she left the UK to travel around Asia and Australia for two years. She's now a full time blogger and has travelled around the world in search of affordable luxury travel experiences.Monica lives in Wales with her growing family and now also blogs about travelling with young children!