Christ the Savior Cathedral 3.5 rating

  Cultural Attractions

This cathedral, the tallest Orthodox church in the world (the largest being the Temple of St. Savain Belgrade), was blown up on orders from Stalin in 1931, with the view of building the gargantuan Palace of the Soviets, to be crowned by a 100 meter high statue of Lenin. The project ran into engineering and geological difficulties (the area used to be a swamp), then the War intervened, and the place was ceded to a year-round open-air swimming pool. The pool was razed and the cathedral rebuilt only after the fall of the Soviet Union, in the mid-nineties. There is an extensive museum underneath the cathedral documenting its history (the original was started in 1839 and consecrated in 1883).

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10:00
17:00
Mon
13:00
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Tue
10:00
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Wed
10:00
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Thu
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Fri
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Sat
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About Christ the Savior Cathedral

 улица Волхонка, 15, Moscow, Russia

 +7 495 637-12-76

 http://www.xxc.ru

Christ the Savior Cathedral and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Church of the Ascension

Church of the Ascension(2 km)
Built to commemorate the birth of Ivan the Terrible, Kolomenskoye's Church of the Ascension upended the Byzantine style with its wooden conical tower, and proved to be a milestone in the history of Russian ecclesiastical architecture.

Tretyakov Gallery

Tretyakov Gallery(1 km)
One of the world's greatest museums, this is probably the one to choose if you only want to visit one museum in Moscow.

State Historical Museum

State Historical Museum(1.4 km)
The 19th century Russian Revivalist building has an enormous collection of artifacts that tell the history of Russia from the Stone Age to the present day.

Pushkin Museum

Pushkin Museum(0.3 km)
Pushkin Museum is dedicated to Western art and has one of the world's most significant Impressionist and Post-Impressionist collections, along with some Old Masters.

Spasskaya Tower

Spasskaya Tower(1.4 km)
The Spasskaya Tower, built in 1491, was believed to have miraculous powers which protected the Kremlin from invasions.

Gorky Park

Gorky Park(2.6 km)
Easily the most well known of Moscow's many parks, Gorky Park used to be packed with theme park rides, but after undergoing major changes in 2011, it became one of the trendiest places in the city.

Garden of Fallen Monuments

Garden of Fallen Monuments(2 km)
The Garden of Fallen Monuments, officially called the Muzeon Sculpture Park, is the graveyard to where several infamous statues in Moscow were relocated after the Soviet collapse.

Diamond Fund

Diamond Fund(0.6 km)
It holds the Imperial collection, including the crown jewels.

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