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Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Moscow

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An imposing structure in the city skyline and in Russian history, Cathedral of Christ the Saviour 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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Cathedral of Christ the Saviour by using our Moscow tour itinerary builder app.
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  • This cathedral was rebuilt back in 1990; it’s bigger and more “sober” than St Basil, a good example of Orthodox-Byzantine architecture. The golden dome is eye-striking. 
    This cathedral was rebuilt back in 1990; it’s bigger and more “sober” than St Basil, a good example of Orthodox-Byzantine architecture. The golden dome is eye-striking.  more »
  • You can take the elevator to the observation deck of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior for 400 rubles. Unfortunately, the elevator does not reach the observation deck itself, you need to climb the.....  more
    You can take the elevator to the observation deck of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior for 400 rubles. Unfortunately, the elevator does not reach the observation deck itself, you need to climb the.....  more »
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  • This church has an amazing view point in the heart of Moscow. You will be able to get up by elevator and go down by stairs. This place is not recommended if you are in a wheelchair. Even though they bring you up with an elevator there are more steps to climb.
  • The beautiful Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is in central Moscow close to the Moskva river it has an excellent viewing platform accessible by elevator which gives you excellent views of the Moscow skyline from the Cathedral roof terrace. The interior of the Cathedral is outstanding with awe-inspiring architecture. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐👍

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