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Cathedral of Christ the Saviour: Tours & Tickets

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The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is a Russian Orthodox cathedral in Moscow, Russia, on the northern bank of the Moskva River, a few hundred metres southwest of the Kremlin. With an overall height of 103 metres (338 ft), it is the tallest Orthodox...more
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A spectacular cathedral to visit and only a short walk from Red Square. The interior is breath taking, sorry, no photos. Definitely take the time to climb to the terraces - the views from all sides give you a really great perspective on Moscow. Great...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The golden dome is a landmark on the Moscow skyline and visible from across the city, but I was surprised to find the cathedral has only recently been rebuilt after the original was demolished in the 1930s on the orders of Stalin. We only saw...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank BackinBracknell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A tour of this recently rebuilt facility will tell you the history and it is fascinating. There has been a complete and accurate restoration of this large and important building. Admission is free. Dress is monitored. Donations are appreciated

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tim R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Important: Men cannot enter this cathedral in shorts. Women should always wear a scarf in their handbags if it is necessary to cover their hair. The Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow is the largest Orthodox church in the world. It was built in...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 10 September 2019

For me the most beautiful Cathedral in Moskou. The view from the other side of the river is amazing. Also the inside is very beautiful.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank jo-schops
Reviewed 4 September 2019

We were only able to see the outside, but it is very beautiful. The amazing story behind it is even better. This is a recently rebuilt church on the site of a former cathedral that was blown up in Soviet times to make a huge...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Karen M
Reviewed 25 August 2019

wow what a cathedral such an amazing building in Moscow! the church is massive and even expands downstairs to a hidden bottom floor of more of the church which was totally unexpected! Easily one of the best cathedrals I've ever been in! (plus its free...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 18 August 2019 via mobile

I’ve visited so many old churches and cathedrals and said to myself we could never build anything so momentous and beautiful today. This building proves that wrong. Yes, Stalin had it destroyed in 1931. Our guide told us it was a swimming pool when she...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 17 August 2019

Beautiful cathedral, with another "level" underground. You can take the steps to the top to the viewing terrace (240 steps), worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 10 August 2019 via mobile

This Orthodox Cathedral is the rebuilt version of the original and is something one should not miss during a visit to Moscow. The beautiful dome and carvings on the outside are lovely. The frescos and paintings inside the cathedral are extremely beautiful. These are spreas...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Adina T
6 May 2019|
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Response from sivarnee | Reviewed this property |
This cathedral open daily from 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM (It may be closed on the eve of the big Orthodox holidays)
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maximusDelhi
9 October 2017|
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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
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Bob A
28 May 2017|
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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
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