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Christ The Savior Cathedral, Moscow

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
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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  • We enjoyed this church and its history. We had a car tour so we were able to easily visit. Murals inside are interesting especially if you want to see a russian orthodox church. 
  • Were in the winter. From Kremlin square walked. Like when you look, and close. As it turned out, long and cold to go. Inside of the Cathedral is very large. And, as it seemed to me, and the case was not in the evening light. And not very cosy. And crowded. If I am in Moscow, as in Church, I go again is unlikely.
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  • It is free to enter the church but photo is prohibited. Behind the church, there's the bridge which you can see the Red Square and it is the good spot to take a photo. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Very majestic architecture of the Orthodox Church. Excellent tourists location and near there has an excellent Italian restaurant.
  • If you think the outside is majestic, go inside. It's a very beautiful and peaceful place.
  • Stunning and incredibly ornate. Particularly the main interior.
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