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Kazan Cathedral

Address: Red Square, Moscow, Russia
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Ranked #164 of 1,689 things to do in Moscow
Type: Historic sites, Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Built in 1993, this is a replica of the 17th century church built to commemorate victory over the...
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Type: Historic sites, Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Owner 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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Athens, Greece
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Opposite Kremlin walls, Kazan Cathedral seem small. Walk up the stairs and get in. No fee. A mass was performing with its women choir. So atmospheric. Bought a candle and at tented the mass. Women on the left with their heads covered, men on the right with no hats. The temple is magnificent . The scent from censer and voices... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Since you`re already in the Red Square, worth a visit inside! It is small, very cute and, like all the russian churches, amazing inside...

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England
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112 reviews 112 reviews
31 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I will state that this little cathedral is part of my life as I got engaged to the woman I love there. I cannot think of a more romantic place to do it. The cold of the harsh Russian winter, the candle lit centre of the cathedral, a prayer said and a commitment made. Each time I visit that lovely... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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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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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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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
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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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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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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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