St. Basil's Cathedral

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St. Basil's Cathedral by Mind Map: St. Basil's Cathedral

1. What is it?

1.1. a cathedral.

1.2. a cathedral in red square

1.3. It is a huge cathedral that has a lot of churches and colors.

1.4. St. bails is a big old church

2. Where is it?

2.1. It is in Red Square, in Moscow, Russia.

2.1.1. At 55.75550 N, 37.623067 E.

2.2. Red Square, Moskva, Russia, 109012. 55.7525N 37.6231E.

2.3. Its is in Red Square Moscow,Russia

2.4. Red Square, Moscow/ 55'45'9'N 37'37'23'E.

2.5. it is a church located in Red Square in Moscow,Russia.

3. How many churches are in it?

3.1. There are 7 churches in St. Basil's Cathedral.

3.1.1. many different opinions

3.2. The cathedral has about 10 churches.

3.3. I counted 8.

3.4. I found that there was 10.

3.5. There are 8 side churches surrounding the middle 9th.

3.6. I found out that there are eight churches that surround a ninth.

3.7. I found 8.

4. What does it look like?

4.1. It is shaped as though it is a fire rising from the sky, it is also very colorful.

4.2. It looks like the Disney castle at the begining of almost every movie.

4.3. St.Basils Cathedral looks like a fairy-tale castle with 9 minarets and colors of yellow,green,red,blue,and white.

5. Who had it built and why?

5.1. Ivan IV, who was Tsar at the time, had St. Basil's Cathedral built from 1474-1539 because he wanted to show every Russian win with holiness.

5.1.1. Also known as Ivan the terrible.

6. How is it used now?

6.1. It is now used partly as a museum.

6.2. It also hold church services every once in a while on special occasions.

6.3. it is a museum now

6.4. St. Basil's Cathedral is now used as a museum!

7. Additional facts

7.1. It's real name is the Cathedral of St. Vasily the Blessed.

7.2. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

7.3. It's full name is Cathedral of the Protection of Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat.

7.4. It looks like it came from candy land.(opinion)

7.5. The height is 156 feet.

7.6. People have made replicas out of Lego's, Nanoblocks, and in Minecraft.

7.7. It was built from 1555 to 1561

7.8. Its is shaped like a flame going in to the sky.

7.9. St. Basil's Cathedral originally had 25 domes.

7.10. It has lots of names. Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed, Cathedral of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat, and the Pokrovsky Cathedral.

7.11. The architects were Barma and Postnik Yakovlev.

7.12. In the 17th century, a bell tower was added to St. Basil's Cathedral.

7.13. Saint Basil's Cathedral’s builder had his eyes cut out so he couldn’t rebuild it.

7.14. Height(Max)47.5 metres(156ft)