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Christ The Savior Cathedral

#35 of 2,371 things to do in Moscow
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Address: Volkhonka St., 15 | Metro: Kropotkinskaya, Moscow 119019, Russia
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+7 495 637-29-67
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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By day it stands proud atop a hill, by night it is lit for all to see. Inside there are wonderful paintings and treasures, and you forget that it is still a working church. Free... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

By day it stands proud atop a hill, by night it is lit for all to see. Inside there are wonderful paintings and treasures, and you forget that it is still a working church. Free to enter, don't miss this if you're Moscow way

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a newly rebuilt building but you can't imagine that since the very first minute you see it, is a huge place with two levels (don't forget to visit the basement) this place has some saint's relics and is a very important place for the local orthodox christians, it was a great experience to be there during the mass,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Cathedral is still being used for services and hence photos are not allowed. It's also a main church used by the President, etc. Worth a. Visit to admire the interior.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did not want to get off the bus and so glad that I did. It was breathtaking. I also realized this is still an active church with parents and children coming and going. I hope to visit again. The 45 minutes allowed by our American tour company was to short. We only spent a few minutes on the pedestrian... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Modern, gaudy, isolated and remote in every way, including spiritually. This is a poor reminder of what was torn down by the establishment. Why bother?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Felt bad here, as a tourist, because this is still a very active church with plenty of worshippers coming, going and praying. Not hard to see why - it's very well cared for and the architecture is very impressive. Be sure to walk around the building to take in all the states/details along the exterior. We also enjoyed the view... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

My wife and I walked to Christ the Savior Cathedral from Red square. The dome is exquisite. This is a must see for anyone who only has 1-2 days in Moscow.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

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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