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Christ The Savior Cathedral

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Address: Volkhonka St., 15 | Metro: Kropotkinskaya, Moscow 119019, Russia
Phone Number: 7-495-637-29-67
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: 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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The first cathedral I entered while in Russia. I was mesmerised by its beauty. The rich interiors will marvel anyone. It is very near Red square. Do visit. ( men must be wearing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The first cathedral I entered while in Russia. I was mesmerised by its beauty. The rich interiors will marvel anyone. It is very near Red square. Do visit. ( men must be wearing long trousers In order to enter) it's beautiful! :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

An awesome majestic cathedral in picturesque location by the Moscow River. The building is huge and decorated with pretty icons and sculptures, its shining golden domes can be seen from far away. Make sure you wear long pants to enter the church, shorts are not allowed in the church. In front of the church there is pedestrian bridge across the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

One of the church that mostly impressed me so far worldwide! Can't find the words to describe its beauty! You need to visit it to get the idea and I di not want to ruin you the beautiful surprise! Once visited, before you leave go to the back side of it and enjoy the amazing city view from the bridge!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Go at night so you can see it glisten in the afternoon sun. Be sure to wear pants which cover your knees otherwise you will not be allowed inside. Admission is free.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This cathedral was built 20 years ago replaced biggest open-air swimming pool called "Moscow". No history, no religion, no even beauty. Ugly place for corrupted priests.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Rich history behind the construction of the new cathedral. The old one at the same spot was built to memorialize those who perished while fighting the Napoleon army. The inside is just as impressive as the outside. But one needs proper attire to enter. My son was wearing shorts on the day we were there, and he was denied the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Even though the church has been destroyed and been re-built in 2000, from outside to inside, the design, interior is pretty stunning. Being a orthodox, they are quite strict on dress codes so you might want to be careful with your outfit, no shorts, no sleeveless, not a must but better to cover your hair for ladies. Photos aren't allowed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

this orthodox church has a very tall tower. it could be one of the tallest orthodox in the world. picturing is notcallowed inside hence you get to take your shots of the grand exteriors. from the neighbouring bridge you can have lots of photos of the church

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

An Orthodox church that everyone is nice to see because is of great architecture, is very-very big, very beautifull and impressive both inside and out.There is an admission to enter Cathedral and no photos or video is allowed inside so... respect . Nice views of Moschova river for taking pictures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Though this church was there in my list of places to visit, during my vacation trip with family, but somehow due to one reason or the other, could not go. But on the very last day that we had to take our flight back home, we somehow pushed ourselves to go there. I am so glad we did. From the... More 

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