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Christ The Savior Cathedral

Volkhonka St., 15 | Metro: Kropotkinskaya, Moscow 119019, Russia
7-495-637-29-67
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Ranked #107 of 1,529 Attractions in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We visited during a service which felt a bit odd but worked. It is a beautiful building both inside and out. It has a good view of the Kremlin from the back side and very big grounds. Be sure to have a head cover if you are female and plan to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

This magnificent cathedral was only built 20 or so years ago and it'd good to see craftsmanship in the traditional ornate style still exists. Remember it is a church so dress modestly to avoid be barred at the entrance where entry is free. Recommend you take a walk across the footbridge over the river behind the cathedral and get another... More

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The space around this cathedral was very open and bridge behind it gave great views of the Kremlin. It was not very crowded either.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

You can imagine how huge, beautiful and awesome this Cathedral is until you get closer. In my many years of visiting Moscow this is the first time that i am only few feet away from the Cathedral. It's towering, beautiful and a good landmark.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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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.

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Cupertino, California
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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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