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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
Fee: No
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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Lovely building

fabulous building,next to the river,gets a bit windy,so wrap up! Nice to sit down,or just walk round,great views of Kremlin etc from here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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Slough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

fabulous building,next to the river,gets a bit windy,so wrap up! Nice to sit down,or just walk round,great views of Kremlin etc from here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I enjoyed the outside architecture more than the actual inside of the church. The outside is truly amazing. I would rather visit St. Basil's or some of the Kremlin Cathedrals for the history inside.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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