We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cathedral of Christ the Savior

Volkhonka st., 15 | Metro: Kropotkinskaya, Moscow, Russia
Website
Improve this listing
As featured in 3 days in Moscow
Ranked #92 of 1,386 attractions in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The cathedral, originally bult in the 19th century in commemoration of the Russian army's victory over Napoleon, was destroyed on Stalin's personal... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Write a Review

304 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    154
    90
    33
    16
    11
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Geneva, Switzerland
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
44 attraction reviews
356 helpful votes 356 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My family and I stayed 4 nights in Moscow in July 2014 and took the chance to visit again Cathedral of Christ the Savior (there were some works in progress on it...). It is a huge Cathedral which you can see from Red Square area, with golden roofs. It is a must to go inside and to see such high... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This place is breath-taking. From the huge intricately cast bronze doors outside to the painted interior it is so beautiful. Every surface is decorated ! It's a Church so obviously you'll need to dress appropriately. Ladies need to keep head & shoulders covered, (headscarves can be rented in kiosks nearby) and No shorts.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cupertino, California
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
55 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

It is located a short distance from Kremlin. With an height of 338 ft it is the tallest Orthodox Christian church in the world The current structure is the second instantiation as the original one was destroyed

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This biggest ortodox church of Moscow we visited with DR Tours. It was a very interesting trip with our wonderful guide. Thank you so much.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brasília
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
51 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Is the biggest ortodox church of Moscow and recently rebuilt after have been destroyed by Stalin. So, seems old in style, but is quite new. Is impressive for the size and the five golden domes. No pictures inside.

Was this review helpful? Yes
United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Ensure you wear long trousers or a skirt and cover your shoulders to enter a beautiful cathedral and discover downstairs to unearth more astounding artful and devotion to God.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Central Coast, NSW, Australia
Top Contributor
345 reviews 345 reviews
251 attraction reviews
283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This Cathedral has a spectacular history, having been demolished for one of Stalin's schemes, only to be rebuilt from the original plans. It sits on the river bank and is well-placed for photos from a number of the bridges. A short walk from the Kremlin and also close to the excellent and under-rated Pushkin Museum.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
30 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

So, you must see this place if you are in Moscow. For starters, it's enormous! We did not know what we were looking at when we first stumbled upon it, but the cathedral is MASSIVE. Couple of reminders---men where pants ladies must have their shoulders covered. Women can wear a head covering. I did not and was fine. If you... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Our guide told us this was the largest cathedral in Russia, and it certainly leaves an impact. The back story is amazing, the stone mosaic floor and frescos are stunning. My wife loved the nativity diorama. Do not try to enter without a bag to stow your camera, or you will be turned away. A recommended stop on your tour... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Clinton, Washington
Top Contributor
237 reviews 237 reviews
105 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

My friend tells me that, as a child, she swam in the pool built after Stalin destroyed this church. Since then they have rebuilt it and it's a must-see. It's lovely both outside and inside and you can take the best photo from the bridge behind the church. That bridge also affords some great views of the Moscow River and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Cathedral of Christ the Savior also viewed

 

Been to Cathedral of Christ the Savior? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Cathedral of Christ the Savior, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing