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Christ The Savior Cathedral

Address: Volkhonka St., 15 | Metro: Kropotkinskaya, Moscow 119019, Russia
Phone Number: 7-495-637-29-67
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Private Walking Tour: Moscow Including the Kremlin
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Ranked #60 of 1,681 things to do in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Owner description: The cathedral, originally bult in the 19th century in commemoration...
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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.
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This church has fabulous art work depicting the life of Jesus. The lower level also amazing. Great view of the city too from the bridge

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Bilbao
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Maybe externally no so beautiful as Saint Basil, but it is a really interesting visit, and it is free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Beautiful church, very nice paintings on the ceiling. Behind the church is a bridge: do go there for a nice view! Worth the walk!

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Dublin, Ireland
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190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This church really impressed me. It was only completed in 1997 and it is rare to find such a big ornate church built so recently. It can be accessed by a bridge over the river, or from the back of the church at street level. The inside of the church is also very beautiful and there is no entrance fee.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

To think this was demolished by the Bolsheviks only to be rebuilt in the 1990's and is such fabulous style. I would like to know more about the craftsmen and women who carried this out as it is work of the highest standard and on the original site too. The only solid thing I know it was knocked down to... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Try to get lucky and be there by the time of the mass! It is wonderful, I loved the experience, extremely overwhelming...

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Lynnwood, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

A short stroll from Red Square along the Moscow River is the Cathedral. Step on to the bridge over the Moscow River for a nice view of the Kremlin.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is one of those standout buildings which will appear in your photos of Moscow along the river. And the history is impressive - a former swimming pool?

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The history is as impressive as the building itself. I hardly believe that the base of the destroyed old church functioned as a giant public pool during the Hruschev times!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

In a towering position overlooking the Kremlin stands this enormous structure, recognized as the tallest Orthodox Church in the world. The large-tiled plaza surrounding it is beautifully designed and maintained, fringed by lovely flower beds in summer, and it is accessed by a footbridge from the North bank of the Moskva River. I was given to understand that admission is... More 

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