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Christ The Savior Cathedral

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Address: Volkhonka St., 15 | Metro: Kropotkinskaya, Moscow 119019, Russia
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Phone Number: 7-495-637-29-67
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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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Really spectacular re-built cathedral

This rebuilt cathedral has some amazing artwork which is in exceptional condition as it is fairly recently built. We were advised that all of the internal artwork was done by a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This rebuilt cathedral has some amazing artwork which is in exceptional condition as it is fairly recently built. We were advised that all of the internal artwork was done by a team of artist in just a couple of years which seems unbelievable when you see the amount of high quality artwork. When you visit be sure to walk around... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A good 15 minute walk from the Kremlin, this important Orthodox church won't fail to impress, on the inside, nor the outside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On top of a hill, not far from Red Square; you will see the golden domes sparkle in the sun. The church is beautiful and detailed inside and out. Also on of this biggest in all of Russia with three levels to explore

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rebuilt after it was destroyed by Stalin this cathedral is a stunner outside and a jaw dropper on the inside! NO cameras inside(put it in a backpack or you won't be allowed inside,)when I visited a mass was being held, choir singing. Glorious sounds filled this space and the paintings....well worth any amount of time you want.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This huge cathedral is a landmark in Moscow. Although only about 20 years old, the cathedral was built in the authentic character of the Orthodox church. It is an amazing piece of architecture. View it from the bridge over the Moscow river for a spectacular view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This church can be seen from miles away. It's massive. The history behind it is neat too. If you get a chance view it from across the river. It towers over everything else. A must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is truly an unbelievable experience, There are no words to express the beauty and feelings a person go through visiting this Cathedral, Insure you are not in shorts, other wise you will not be permitted to enter the Cathedal

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walk in the doors and look up... That's all. I'm not religious, but there was something touching my heart in there. Truly amazing. (Go down the stairs to the secret church!) little known fact for you! Look for the small stair well going down. By the way, the choir are glorious. No pictures allowed unfortunately.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to cover your knees and shoulders to be allowed to go in the church. Men - no shorts. Women, no skirts and need to cover shoulders if wearing spaghetti straps blouses. We walked in while there was a service, so we had to be very quiet. it was serene and beautiful inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning Cathedral to look at. The best photos are from the bridge behind it or in the area in front.

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Staying in Khamovniki

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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.