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Christ The Savior Cathedral, Moscow

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Religious Site
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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  • Christ the Savior Cathedral architectural drawings stored been rebuilt to work. During the period of Stalin instead of the original state administration building was demolished in order to be made. The construction of this building never bestowed to Stalin. in the early 1990s demolished the Cathedral was built in the same place again. The height of the dome above the 90 meters but looking from a distance is too large. Also I suggest you to roam inside the Cathedral. Example of an Orthodox structure.
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  • The temple I visited because I learned that the hotel was completely renovated after Stalin's zdevastoval. Reluctant to trust me with such thoroughness all the walls shine icons, mosaics and art.
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  • The Church of Christ the Savior was destroyed in 1931, by order of Stalin, and was rebuilt in 2000. metro stop right outside. Free admission.
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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).