Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Moscow

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An imposing structure in the city skyline and in Russian history, Cathedral of Christ the Saviour was destroyed under Stalin and then rebuilt in the 1990s. The church was commissioned after the defeat of Napolean and originally built in 1839. Architect Konstantin Ton designed the massive (and expensive) cathedral, which stood until the Soviet Union singled it out and destroyed it in 1931. Under Khrushcev, the empty foundations were filled with water to create an open-air swimming pool. Nowadays a cathedral once again dominates the site. Visit the controversial new building, constructed in the 1990s. Of note is the recreated 19th-century architecture and the ornate interior of what's reputed to be the tallest Orthodox cathedral in the world. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Cathedral of Christ the Saviour by using our Moscow tour itinerary builder app .
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  • August 19, 2017
    It was our bad luck that when we wanted to visit this beautiful Cathedral they had an exhibition of some religious relics and the line to get in was all around the block. Will have to return to see th...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Saw the Christ the Savior Cathedral. We were unable to get inside because of the long lines of people waiting to view the relics of St. Nicholas on loan from Bari in Italy.  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    This Cathedral is prettier on the outside to inside. The views of the river and Kremlin from the footbridge are unbeatable.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Impressive, huge building but feels somewhat cold and unfriendly, maybe the modern style and the fence around. For some reason roads were closed here, I was not able to get close to the church, let alone visit it... maybe next time. The interior may change my rating at a later time.
  • August 5, 2017
    This Cathedrale is my favorite one in Moscow. Less people and the beauty of the paintings and craftmanship inside is breath taking! You must go if you are in Moscow.
  • August 18, 2017
    Beautiful and great to see. i liked the outside more thhan the inside:)
  • August 13, 2017
    Just a way to steal your money, they say you can't get in with uncovered knees but even if you manage to cover them, they still want you to buy their trousers
  • August 10, 2017
    A must visit when in Moscow but not inside if not wearing long trousers.

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