Religious Sites in Moscow

Religious Sites in Moscow, Russia

Religious Sites in Moscow

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  • Joni H
    Singapore, Singapore1,765 contributions
    13 century Orthodox Church buildings..rather run down n some structures have started restoration works. There is still a small chapel that is still functioning..
    Written September 29, 2019
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  • gentbrugg
    Moscow2,304 contributions
    Once a very famous and rich church. In it became married, for example, the famous Russian poet Pushkin and Natalia Goncharova, who later became the cause of the duel fatal for him. They say that here was held even a secret wedding of Prince Potemkin, according to whose aspirations was designed and partly erected the church, and Empress Catherine II. But the Bolsheviks demolished the bell tower, many valuable icons were just burned, everything inside was rebuilt and turned into a warehouse for some of the scientific and technical Institute. The bell tower was restored according to old drawings, the Empire style seems to have been sustained, but the church does not produce the impression of integrity and aesthetic completeness. At least on me.
    Written September 3, 2018
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  • Bryuzga
    Moscow, Russia1,426 contributions
    For the art nouveau buffs Russia may still propose some architectural masterpieces, which do not exist elsewhere in the world - they combine art nouveau with centuries of Russian tradition.
    Most vivid are churches, though not many still exist as Bolsheviks destroyed them in hundreds after 1917.
    This is the masterpiece of Alexey Schusev, who ironically designed the famous Mausoleum on the Red Square for Bolsheviks' leader Vladimir Lenin. Well, it saved his life and could feed his family, then he became a member of the Soviet cultural elite.
    But this small convent survived because after the Bolsheviks' revolution it was used as a center for restoration of paintings.
    Now it is returned to the Church and was meticulously restored by the same experts that were previously housed here.
    Very worth the visit!
    There are two more art nouveau churches that I know in Moscow: the Old Believers' Church in the Name of St. Nicholas in the Belorusskaya station (there are its reviews in the Tripadvisor) but it is closed for the public. It does not belong to the 'official' Orthodox Church of Russia but to its older sister - the Church of Old believers, which was and still is not supported by the state.
    And the Old Believers' Church of Pomorian (Nothern Russia) branch in Tokmakov pereulok, 17/4. it is a very small but very beautiful church. it has been under restoration for decades as there is no state support. Therefore it is not in the Tripadvisor.
    Written May 31, 2018
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  • Alexander_Kudrin
    Samara, Russia9,204 contributions
    Vysoko-Petrovsky male stavropegic monastery of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow is located on Petrovka street. A large complex of churches and other buildings founded in the 12th century. A pleasant place for both believers and guests of Moscow. Photogenic buildings, beautiful surroundings. Worth to visit.
    Written December 20, 2020
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  • Alexander_Kudrin
    Samara, Russia9,204 contributions
    A large beautiful synagogue built in the classical style.
    You can see its dome from afar.
    Unfortunately, it was Saturday and it was not possible to get inside.
    There are two restaurants on the premises.
    Written June 23, 2022
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  • jelena40
    Belgrade93 contributions
    If you are in a position to visit this monastery at the time of the liturgy with the heavenly choir you can feel as if you are floating between the earth and the heavens. There is no need to pay expensive concert tickets in various concert halls, the spiritual music you hear here is not priced.
    Written July 12, 2017
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  • drogilmour
    Guatemala City, Guatemala2,691 contributions
    In 1931, the Resurrection Gate was demolished, together with almost the entire Kitai-gorod Wall, as part of the urban street widening project to allow for the military parades of the Soviet.

    The Gate and the Chapel were rebuilt in 1995. Historically, the Resurrection Gate was one of the gates in the Kitai-Gorod wall which was reputed to be the greatest fortification of ancient Moscow.

    Right in front of the gate there is the Kilometer Zero sign "Nulevogo kilometra" – this is the centre of Moscow and the starting point for measuring all distances in Russia.
    Written December 12, 2019
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  • drogilmour
    Guatemala City, Guatemala2,691 contributions
    My hotel is abut a mile away but Spar is the largest supermarket in the area so every two days I walk past this church and sometimes go inside.

    What I like the most is to see people getting out their way come inside pray and keep on with their business after leaving. One evening there was a prayer and the women’s choir and the added superb acoustics of the temple make you feel in heaven.

    If this church is in your way do stop and visit it In my opinion it is as magnificent in the outside as in the interior.
    Written December 15, 2019
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  • gentbrugg
    Moscow2,304 contributions
    I lived in that area for a long time - though, on the other side of Gorky street (now Tverskaya street). As I remember, I preferred to walk in that area, but always chose for walk not Voznesensky lane, but Bryusov - that is bypassing the city hall not on the right, and at the left. It is more interesting-there is also the Resurrection Cathedral, and artistic and composer's houses, and the house of Bruce, and pleasant small green squares on both sides. And the alley goes straight to the Conservatory.
    The church is not remembered for anything special. In the development of old Moscow Victorian Gothic Renaissance looks like an alien element. It is visited mainly by foreigners.
    Recently I happened to be in this area. I looked into the church and noted two circumstances. First, the church is in need of repair. And secondly, it turns out to be held here extremely interesting concerts - mostly organ music, even Vivaldi. In addition, tickets are inexpensive.
    I've neglected this сhurch for nothing. I hope that I will correct this omission in the very near future.
    Written August 12, 2018
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  • Alexander_Kudrin
    Samara, Russia9,204 contributions
    The temple has a very rich and interesting history.
    It was founded by Dmitry Donskoy, on the edge of what was then Moscow, then the wooden church was replaced by a stone church, and then the church was again rebuilt in the 1680s in the Moscow baroque style.
    The church is notable for its falling bell tower.
    Like many other churches in Russia, it was closed after the revolution and Chekists settled here.
    Due to the fact that the building was transferred to the Museum of the History of Moscow in the seventies, it was restored.
    After the return of the building of the Orthodox Church, the Metochion of the Patriarchate of Alexandria was located here, and now - the Patriarchal Exarchate of Africa.
    The frescoes inside the church are in dark colors with gold inclusions, creating a sense of antiquity.
    Written June 17, 2022
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  • Naija M
    Tirana County, Albania619 contributions
    This building is a short walk from the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Unlike the latter it does not attract so many visitors and is all the better for it. It’s a beautiful sight set in well-maintained grounds; the interior is also worth a visit. Photos are not permitted inside.
    Written May 3, 2019
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  • gentbrugg
    Moscow2,304 contributions
    It is one of the oldest, richest and most revered temples in Moscow. A lot of events in Russian history are connected with the monastery and the place where it is located. Moreover, despite the fact that under the Bolsheviks it housed different institutions of the penitentiary system, including a children's colony, this monastery was given to the Russian Orthodox Church before the others. But I don't like it very much. Either by its dominant white-green color scheme, or by the feeling of wealth, contentment and satiety that comes from the monks. But rather even some swagger and arrogance.
    I note that now it is not the best corner of Moscow, though near the river. There is an industrial and storage area near the railway tracks from Paveletsky railway station. And even in the summer there is no feeling of freshness in the air.
    Written June 23, 2018
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  • Alexander_Kudrin
    Samara, Russia9,204 contributions
    It is located in the center of Moscow opposite the exit from the metro station Ploshchad Revolyutsii.
    The cathedral was part of one of the oldest monasteries in Moscow. It was rebuilt many times and now we see the building in the Naryshkin baroque style.
    Very beautiful architecture of the temple from afar attracts attention to it.
    Written August 7, 2022
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  • drogilmour
    Guatemala City, Guatemala2,691 contributions
    We stumbled upon this beautiful church while making our way to the Kremlin, it’s iconostasis is very nice but the awesomeness of the frescoes adorning the columns and vaulted ceiling is great.
    Written December 16, 2019
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  • TatiTripAdv
    Moscow, Russia41 contributions
    Unique antic church was built at 1628-1658. Rich decoration shows Russian architecture style.Inside you can find chandeliers donated by Tzar.
    As many churches it survived in many fires. However not many churches survived over Soviet period. This one was closed as church but was used as museum ground.
    Interesting place for visiting and for understanding our history.
    Written May 21, 2020
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