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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
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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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One of the most beautiful buildings I've ever explored. Elegant and spiritual at the same time. And there is no photography allowed inside, so you're not constantly tripping over... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Bill E
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Da Nang, Vietnam
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Santa Elena Province, Ecuador
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was nice, but like really special. Another church with a lot of history, but which building is not in MOscow? So if you have time is Ok, if not, don´t worry.

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Da Nang, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the most beautiful buildings I've ever explored. Elegant and spiritual at the same time. And there is no photography allowed inside, so you're not constantly tripping over selfie sticks. A moving experience.

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Surrey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked around this building in awe - it is stunning and as it was snowing at the time, looked even more like a fairy castle. We stopped in the café just outside and had a traditional snack and vodka to warm up - looking out at the Cathedral was so lovely

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Thank LindaFSurrey
Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beautiful cathedral is not to be missed. We were fortunate enough to enter during a mass, the singing of the 50 strong choir added to the atmosphere and feeling of this cathedral.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cathedral is amazing. You wouldn't know it was rebuilt very recently, it is a faithful copy of the one demolished during the Stalin era.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an exceptionally beautiful church which was re-built after the original church was demolished during the period of Stalin. The plan was to build a Palace of the Soviets. However flooding of the Moscow River, lack of funds and WWII stopped this and later the hole for the foundation that was made was converted as a swimming pool by... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A great experience to see beautiful churches like this one.. Would have been awesome if I was able to come in..

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Weymouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

With free entry this cathedral is not to be missed! The inside is just stunning once you have had a good look around find the way downstairs and there is just even more too see, even a sort of a museum with some English descriptions available. I'm not sure if you can go any further up into the cathedral but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Very beautifull on the outside and on the inside! Very impressive when going in. You can buy some candles to light on.

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Flensburg-Mürwik, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Completely worth a stop. We attended a children's christmas show and completely forgot we were inside a Church. It looked more like a modern theater or a museum. Completely worth a look!

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Khamovniki
Khamovniki could be considered a city of its own – here it’s possible to find some of Moscow’s most important cultural institutions such as the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, the Novodevichy Convent and Trubetskikh Estate, great sport locations such as Luzhniki stadium and aqua complex, and long and beautiful Luzhniki embankment. Pick your preferred form of transport to explore the area – bicycle or river cruise during the summer and taxi in winter as many of the great places are situated beyond a short walk.