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Kazan Cathedral

Red Square, Moscow, Russia
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Ranked #153 of 1,525 Attractions in Moscow
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
Description: Built in 1993, this is a replica of the 17th century church built to commemorate victory over the Poles and demolished in the 1930s by the Bolsheviks.
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Laguna Niguel, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Our visit to the Kazan Cathedral was excellent. The architecture of the building is beautiful. The wall and column paintings, holy artifacts exhibited and ongoing service was very interesting. I especially enjoyed visiting the resting place of Russian Field Marshall Michail Kutuzov, hero of the Napoleonic Wars, which was also decorated with two captured Napoleonic French eagles and associated French... More

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New York
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87 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I cannot comment on the inside (which is a reproduced chapel, fairly new and said to be very nicely done) - I'd only walked past this, many times, but not known what it was. Kazan Cathedral! As others have said, it sits perfectly at the end of the expansive Red Square, though the real original crown jewel of the Ivan-the-Terrible... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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191 reviews 191 reviews
47 attraction reviews
296 helpful votes 296 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

This is a beautiful replica of the original church that was knocked down by Stalin in one of his bulldozer sessions! However the plans were kept secret and rebuilt later and what a great job they did! It fills a beautiful space on Red Square and is very pretty in its pink colors and makes for a great backdrop. A... More

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Moscow, Russia
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Was small inside but very beautiful building, holy and sacred. The first time i had pray and arrived in Moscow.

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Dallas, Texas
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464 attraction reviews
1,009 helpful votes 1,009 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

This must be the tiniest cathedral I have ever seen. It's situated at the back left of Red Square as you are facing st Basil's and can't be missed as it is pink! It's very ornate inside, as with all cathedrals in Moscow there are a number of beautiful gold icons, statues, wall paintings etc. Due to the location it... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Located on the North side of Red Square, the Kazan or Our lady of Kazan Cathedral is a small, charming and colorful church. It is a Russian Orthodox Church and function as a proper church, inclusive with daily services. The entrance is free and the women have to cover the head with a scarf. The interior is little, simple and... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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28 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

This small but charming Cathedral cant be missed as you enter the Red Square. Make sure to take a look inside its beautiful. But remember to take something to cover your head with if you are female. Inside the church I was greeted by incense and lit candles, it’s still a working church so people do stand around praying in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011

You can't miss this pretty church when you walk onto Red Square. It is close to the Resurrection Gate on the corner next to GUM department store. The current church is a reconstruction of the church which was destroyed in 1936 on the orders from Joseph Stalin, when Red Square was being for prepared Soviet style military parades. The church... More

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