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Christ The Savior Cathedral, Moscow

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An imposing structure in the city skyline and in Russian history, Christ The Savior Cathedral 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. Make Christ The Savior Cathedral a centerpiece of your Moscow vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Moscow itinerary maker.
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  • Beatifull cathedral and it's very warm insite, so a must see in Moscow, Easily accessible by subway!  more »
  • If you want to visit a fake orthodox cathedral, go there! You will see a modern 17th church, whereas there are so many nice genuine small, medium, large size churches, convents dated 16th, 17th centur...  more »
  • Read the negative reviews and rejects! Came in late February (in the street was Frost), the heat inside the temple. Until I went-seemed got warmer. Sisters very cute-help and prompt (those who are older may grumble, but not critical). Inside the temple is very beautiful. Especially struck set. If you decide to visit more often motajte head! Over 200 rub. You can climb to the observation deck (a kind of admiration)
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  • Love this great cathedral, it is beautiful and huge. It also has a gr8 views of the city skyline. Make sure you walk over the bridge and check out the other side. I didn't go inside. The garden looks really nice too.
  • Preciosa eh increible..... Una iglesia ortodoxa llena de historia y tan antigua.... Súper interesante ;) vale la pena visitarlo...
  • Very majestic architecture of the Orthodox Church. Excellent tourists location and near there has an excellent Italian restaurant.
  • Even I'm a Buddhist but I came here for faithful and respectful. There's very peaceful inside, an interior decoration is great. Fresco on dome and walls are gorgeous with their owns. This is a Must in Moscow.
  • We explored this beautiful church and I was amazed to discover it was less that 30 years old (rebuilt after the Soviet Union).