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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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Though newly built, still interesting and impressive.

This impressive cathedral has been built in modern times, but is a masterpiece of Russian orthodox architecture. gold on the towers, gold inside. Listen tot the singers in side... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Klaas S
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Renkum, the Netherlands
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Renkum, the Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This impressive cathedral has been built in modern times, but is a masterpiece of Russian orthodox architecture. gold on the towers, gold inside. Listen tot the singers in side and the carillion outside.

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very impressive new building. A service was in progress when we entered which was amazing although we are not religious. Loos outside are 30 roubles. The only loo I paid to use in Moscow

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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the biggest church in Moscow and is worth seeing but nothing special in there. In Eastern time, there are lot of prays happening and for tourists it is important to mention that this is the one where Pussy Riot have had its happening before they were arrested. However, after the visiting the churh, do not forgot to take... More 

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Medina, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

its an orthodox christian church and people visit it to see the paintings and attractive architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Big surprise by visiting this cathedral, better to come from opposit river bank, crossing the dedicated bridge. Ilpressive bronze sculptures all arround the facade, then inside, just woaou impressition. Big, beautyfull, peaceful. Then take the small stairs to underground and dyscover the 2 nd church in the basement, with such specific pastel colors. Outside, pay a visit to the small... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We entered by following a queue for few minutes. Once inside we experienced the Royal touch of this beautifully decorated Church without permission to take photos. Words can not express the atmosphere as you see the Royal Grandeur, how many of the Tsars, Queens and future Royalties attended the sermons.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When the Soviets came to power, thousands of churches were ordered destroyed. However, some churches were not destroyed but rather treated as museums/architectural items for historical purposes. Moscow has a number of beautiful churches that are still standing.This is one of them. Some of the churches are still operational for religious services while others are not. I would strongly recommend... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No pictures allowed inside! If you are a woman and care about orthodox russian tradition, remember to cover your hair!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice at the very first sight, but then disappointing a little bit - rebuild after communistic times devastation, filled with icons, but still not something to remember. No photos allowed inside.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this cathedral! It stands so nice at the end of the bridge. Its huge interior is overwhelming, but please don't miss the church under the cathedral! It is as impressive as the big cathedral!

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