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Christ The Savior Cathedral
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An Historical Tour Through Moscow
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Cathedrals and Churches of the Russian Capital
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Russian Cathedrals on a Historical Walking Tour
Ranked #30 of 2,455 things to do in Moscow
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Beautiful Church from the outside and inside, however as other people said the history of the church is the best part. I was lucky enough to have a private tour, but I met others who simply toured the church using a guidebook.

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

This Cathedral is very big by size and looks nice outside. However, i was not empresses with its interior. Its free of charge and centrally located, so its ok to visit ones.

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Reviewed January 13, 2013

This Cathedral is breathtaking both inside and out. You're not allowed to take photos inside, but they have little photo books that you can buy that are reasonably priced (i've attached a photo from the photo book of the main iconstasis so you can see but it really doesn't do it justice). I went with my russian friend who advised me that although it's not compulsory to cover your head as a woman when you're inside, it's considered extremely rude not to do so, so make sure you take a scarf with you. You can light a candle for a loved one who's passed on in one of the many sets of candle tables scattered around the cathedral main room. The Cathedral is so beautiful on the inside it's hard not to walk around with you're mouth open in Awe! Just the sheer enormity of the inside is quite overwhelming.

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Reviewed December 27, 2012

i liked the outside, i was taken away by the inside. the history of the building is interesting, it was destroyed during the communism, and a swimming pool has been built at the place. later it was reconstructed.

Thank Kanela_Pickle
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

a bit of a walk from the kremlin area but amazingly beautiful interiors, its a pity we couldn't take pictures as the inside was something to remember. Women must cover their head and men must remove any head coverings. A nice picture of the kremlin can be taken from the pedestrian bridge across from the church.

Thank Sarah C
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