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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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Lovely interior with a lot of history

Worth a visit while in Moscow. So many gorgeous cathedrals but this one is the tallest Orthodox Christian Church in the world. This church is a rebuild as the original was... read more

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

Worth a visit while in Moscow. So many gorgeous cathedrals but this one is the tallest Orthodox Christian Church in the world. This church is a rebuild as the original was destroyed by the order of Joseph Stalin in 1931 to make room to build the Soviet Legislature, which was started in 1937 but interrupted by Nazi Germany's invasion. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I came to this church by walking from my hostel and it was crowded but it was nice to take some photos there. There was a beautiful easter egg in front of the church. I didn't have time to come inside because it was the last day in Moscow and I wanted to go back to Red Square for shopping... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Many religious people come, though I'm already pretty confused by the names and stories of so many churches. You can get a guidance map at the entrance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Main cathedral of the Russian Orthodox church. Beautiful decorated, do not miss the lower floor (the church has two floors, both of them absolutely worthwhile to see). Please note that there is a dress code.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the finnest example of ortodoxe culture. Absolutely breathtaking for it´s paintings,the ambiance, everything.... A must see!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is so worth it. Be sure for ladies to have a scarf and skirt on to be respectful though you will see many women in long pants. See the church upstairs and then the museum downstairs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely cathedral as cathedrals go. Women allowed in provided knees are covered but men are not allowed in in shorts - only in long pants. I touched all the relics in the glass cabinets. everyone else kissed whichever relic had a special meaning to them.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very imponent cathedral. Been there early in the morning as it opens early. Half an hour later it was completely crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a beautiful place. It really has to be seen - photographs won't do it; you have to go there and soak up the atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Appears monotonous from outside but full of stupendous interiors...great design and aura...must walk

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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.