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Christ The Savior Cathedral

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Address: Volkhonka St., 15 | Metro: Kropotkinskaya, Moscow 119019, Russia
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+7 495 637-29-67
09:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

The cathedral, originally bult in the 19th century in commemoration of the...

The cathedral, originally bult in the 19th century in commemoration of the Russian army's victory over Napoleon, was destroyed on Stalin's personal order. The cathedral was rebuilt in the 1990s.

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This cathedral is strikingly beautiful on the inside. Of course, it's great on the outside too, but it is so worth going for a visit. You're not allowed to take pictures on the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This cathedral is strikingly beautiful on the inside. Of course, it's great on the outside too, but it is so worth going for a visit. You're not allowed to take pictures on the inside, so I have none to share, but I would go back and take my friends. It's definitely worth it. The architecture is fantastic on the outside... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was not as impressive as I thought. St. Basil's is a far better sight to see. Still, if you have a bit of extra time, it would be worth seeing but not when you are pressed for time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see place if you are visiting Moscow. A beautiful Cathedral that you would regret not seeing. Only make sure, you see the Cathedral both inside and out and but souvenirs from the small shop nearby.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been in a lot of Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in Moscow, this is the nicest. For a start, it's bigger, more spacious and there's plenty of light, it's got a really high ceiling. There's the usual wall of painted icons, candles and painted pictures of saints. There's no pews in Eastern Orthodox churches, the congregation stands. It's free to enter... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the day we visited, a Mass was taking place which was very educational. You know the congregation stands during mass . . . The building was lovely.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exterior of this Cathedral is as interesting as the inside. There are huge and wonderful statues of important religious scenes and people on the upper portions of the outside of the church. The inside has beautiful mosaics and religious relics. It is still a working cathedral that is for the faithful so women are expected to cover their heads... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

By day it stands proud atop a hill, by night it is lit for all to see. Inside there are wonderful paintings and treasures, and you forget that it is still a working church. Free to enter, don't miss this if you're Moscow way

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a newly rebuilt building but you can't imagine that since the very first minute you see it, is a huge place with two levels (don't forget to visit the basement) this place has some saint's relics and is a very important place for the local orthodox christians, it was a great experience to be there during the mass,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This Cathedral is still being used for services and hence photos are not allowed. It's also a main church used by the President, etc. Worth a. Visit to admire the interior.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I did not want to get off the bus and so glad that I did. It was breathtaking. I also realized this is still an active church with parents and children coming and going. I hope to visit again. The 45 minutes allowed by our American tour company was to short. We only spent a few minutes on the pedestrian... More 

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