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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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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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Our first stop on day one of a week in Moscow. Our guide Alexie took us through on a Sunday morning whilst a service was being held. Everyone standing up and worshipping. Stunning... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Our first stop on day one of a week in Moscow. Our guide Alexie took us through on a Sunday morning whilst a service was being held. Everyone standing up and worshipping. Stunning interior that has been reconstructed after destruction last century. Downstairs to museum was interesting. The whole area is enormous and the effort to restore back to original... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

After your gorki park visit you may take a long walk to Christ the Saviour Cathedral. The beauty of the cathedral doubles during the evening. In front of the park near to the bridge there are some open spaces for relaxation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is as far as i know the biggest church in Moscow. It has an incredible location on the bridge close to the Kremlin, Gorky Park and right next to Kropotkinskaya Netro station. The church has an interesting history too - in basic terms it was destroyed, a swimming pool was built on the land and then the church was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

In my honest opinion this is the most amazing church (apart from the St, Basil's Cathedral) in the city of Moscow. Be aware that women need to be properly "dressed" to get inside, otherwise they might not let you enter.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This is one of the tallest cathedral, magnificent on the banks of Moscow river. It is a imposing monument, very serene and peaceful ambience. The inside is also very very impressive

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

A typical Eastern art cathedral, full of icons and gold. The atmosphere of the mystic is present there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I am obsessed with churches... this is my hobby-I see one-I need to get in. It is beautiful and very impressive from outside. It is still beautiful from inside as well, just not breath-taking. some kind of cold, as I may say. Beautiful, done in classical Roman style with domes, arches, vaults and niches, but still I did not feel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This was the most wonderful visit we made in Moscow. It is possible to book a private tour to see the underground Church and Hall where delegates choose the future Patriarch and the main Church. Patriarch in Moscow has direct leadership of the largest church in Asia and the eastern world, and second only to the Roman Catholic Church. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

apparently this church was demolished some years ago and replaced by a pool but was then totally rebuilt to original plans. Truly an iconic building and worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is a very large cathedral just south west of Red Square and the Kremlin. An easy walk over to this area is well worth it as there are many other things to see over here. The grounds are very impressive as well as a really nice pedestrian bridge directly in front of the church. This church is beautiful inside... More 

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