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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 #105 of 1,380 Attractions in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
4.0 of 5 stars 358 Reviews
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Fee: No
Owner description: The cathedral, originally bult in the 19th century in commemoration...
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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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Lynnwood, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

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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Moscow, Russia
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This church is mostly a symbol of Russia's tragic flaws - inflated self-projection, corruption, and bad taste. Its hard to imagine an architect who's profited more from so little talent as has Tsereteli. His works pollute Moscow worse than Zhigulis. If you've ever longed for more war depictions in your religious architecture this is place to come, proving that what... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

with an interior of many paintings. Apparently the original church was consecrated in 1883, and in 1882 it held the world premiere of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. This newer version is enormous. The footbridge, designed in the same style as church in 2003, held several wedding parties as we walked across. Walking alongside the Moskva River, taking in the tourists, seeing... More 

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Auburn, Washington
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 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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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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