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Christ The Savior Cathedral

Volkhonka St., 15 | Metro: Kropotkinskaya, Moscow 119019, Russia
+7 495 637-29-67
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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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  • Poor2%
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Volkhonka St., 15 | Metro: Kropotkinskaya, Moscow 119019, Russia
+7 495 637-29-67
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Orginal structure was demolished in the Stalin era. Replaced by a swimming pool until the 1990s. Rebuilt in its original form and reconsecrated as the Patriarch's cathedral.

Thank Lloyd G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Do try and visit this cathedral. Check when it's open. It's stunningly beautiful inside. Find the steps and go down into the crypt, again it will blow your mind away. It looks very old but it was only rebuilt in 1979.

Thank doreen050
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the largest Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow and it is magnificent. It is also the place where Pussy Riot performed their songs that landed the singers in jail.

Thank Erisalawyer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a side trip especially if you are visiting in the vicinity of the Kremlin. Its gold onion domes are unmissable.

Thank Passepartout56
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take some time to visit this magnificent Cathedral. Check the times for when it's open. It massive with several floors. The Altar is speechless......

Thank alexanderdO7116CQ
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a breath taking cathedral. Suggest you do a guided tour that takes you into the basement and then up to the roof where a covered walkway gives you amazing views over the Kremlin, Moscow river and city.

Thank terry4800
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A traditional Russian Orthodox church locating in a dominant position above the river. don't forget to enter inside the church and the garden in the morning so nice!

Thank Yaneensiri T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful church in interior within the grounds of the Kremlin, a must see, the interiors are superb.

Thank 369heather
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been rebuilt a number of times the Cathedral is really a work of art and the most beautiful I have seen. A walk around is a must as there is so much detail you don't want to miss.

Thank RogerBruchha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recommend visiting this cathedral as it is free of charge and is an imposing example of Orthodox architecture. Personally, I think that multiple cathedrals in St. Petersburg are more interesting than this one, but I am still glad that we walked over to this...More

Thank nccarraway
Khamovniki could be considered a city of its own –
here it’s possible to find some of Moscow’s most
important cultural institutions such as the Pushkin
State Museum of Fine Arts, the Novodevichy Convent and
Trubetskikh Estate, great sport locations such as
Luzhniki stadium and aqua complex, and long and
beautiful Luzhniki embankment. Pick your preferred
form of transport to explore the area – bicycle or
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9 October 2017|
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Response from 369heather | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you rent one of the Audio guides in English which are available unless you are on a guided tour with a local specialist guide. There is information on Wiki and there is more information with a virtual tour. Google... More
Bob A
27 May 2017|
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Response from Farfallavero | Reviewed this property |
I agree with some of the other peoples answers, I don't think you need to be part of a group. We were with a tour group and they did ask us to stay together and not wander around the cathedral independently, but I think this... More
19 March 2017|
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Response from Farfallavero | Reviewed this property |
This church was free to enter as there are still daily services there. We were part of a small group tour but there was no fee being charged for individual people coming in and no ticket vending booth. I believe there might... More