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Kazan Cathedral

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Address: Nikolskaya st., 3, Moscow 109012, Russia
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Phone Number: 7-495-6981996
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Built in 1993, this is a replica of the 17th century church built to...

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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I went to the Kazan Cathedral as part of my trip around the Red Square. The outside of the building was very pretty. I entered, and there was a sign on the door asking that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the Kazan Cathedral as part of my trip around the Red Square. The outside of the building was very pretty. I entered, and there was a sign on the door asking that visitors not take pictures inside. There were two sections to the inside. The outer portion of the inside was beautifully decorated. A priest was leading... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

On the northern side of Red Sq, to the right from the Historical museum is this vivid colored small Church. Compared to Red Sq and its buildings grandeur, it looks small, like a toy house. Since it is right there, on the Red Sq, there's no chance you can miss it. But, don't just take a photo, go inside and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

The Kazan Cathedral is sited on the Red Square. It is a typical structure of orthrodox churches on Russia. If you find it open don't be afraid to enter it's amazing.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous little church, located at the Red square. Todays building is reconstruction since the original was demolished by Stalin. Worth seeing, especially since it has such a good location.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Do try and make time for a visit to this small Cathedral dating from 1993 which recreates the original structure demolished in the 1930s. After a thoughtful few moments in front of the alter, great staff are on hand in the small shop where a range of religious items are on sale at good prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

This little church is a amazing part or architectural ensemble of the Red Square. Highly recommend to take a look to this masterpiece!

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

One more religious architectural miracle we've seen here in the notheast corner of Red Square. That is Kazan Cathedral, located between the GUM and now, the building of Sberbank of Russia. Otherwise it is called the "Cathedral of our Lady of Kazan". It is a Russian Orthodox church and now represents the reconsructed building of the original church, which was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

It is a nice place, however not particularly special. If you get extra time, which is hard in a city as Moscow, then go to see its interior architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Charming little meringue-like cathedral on the corner of the Red Square. Be aware that it's an active church and be resectfull. The interior might be even more beautifull than St. Basil's!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

I came here during the ceremony. They had a wonderful choir and the place left sense of real piety...

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This small yet important neighbourhood is full of state institutions and offices. To understand where modern Russia began, go to the Kremlin and State Historical Museum on Red Square. After satisfying your historical curiosities, indulge in modern pleasures at GUM Department Store - not just for the sake of shopping but for the sake of architectural pleasure as well.