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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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9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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 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 Best Orthodox Churches

It was entirely destroyed by the Soviets and rebuilt by the current government. It is a great visit if you want to see the power of the Orthodox Church. It is located near Red... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was entirely destroyed by the Soviets and rebuilt by the current government. It is a great visit if you want to see the power of the Orthodox Church. It is located near Red Square and clearly visible from the river cruise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When in Moscow be sure to visit this church. It is not only amazing that the building was completely rebuild after it was destroyed but in the cellar you find an enormous museum of religeous items. Pictures cannot be taken and silince is of course requested but if you've spend an hour or so here you ill never forget it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We began a unique visit to the “Decorated Icon Exhibit at Cathedral of Christ the Savior” located at Ulitsa Volkhonka, 15, in Moscow. An exhibit of Orthodox icons from the 13th to 20th centuries was open to the public at the Fine Arts Center of the tallest Orthodox Church in the world. Private collectors contributed to the exhibition of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perched on a hill, this magnificent orthodox church may be the largest in the world. Rebuilt in 2000, it views beautifully from a pedestrian bridge over Moscow river.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bit of a meh...........to be fair it was at the end of the trip and I had seen several Russian churches / cathedrals by then and they were all very similar - the outstanding one was the Church of the Spilled Blood in St Petersburg.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a private tour organized by the city of Moscow. This is a very nice Cathedral that was actually built during Putin's era. Lots of history here as this was rebuilt from the original cathedral that was destroyed. The views from atop the cathedral were also very nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beautiful cathedral has onion shape domes like other churches in russia ,but there are a lot of classic status on this building that makes it different n unique.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Was demolished and turn into world largest outdoor swimming pool before. But then reconstruction until as seen today. Large tall cathedral with golden dome spine. Christ stories painting inside; at the back of church located a pedestrian bridge across Moskova river where you could seen Kremlin wall and palace not far of a sight. Lovely place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The building looks magnificient from the outside. But when you get inside, the paintings and icons are even better than the outside. You have to cover your hair when you are a female.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Situated in the city centre not far from the Kremlin, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior is a must see for the traveler visiting Moscow. The Cathedral is the most sacred place of the Russian Orthodox Church and symbolizes the unification of the nation.

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