Top Moscow Christ The Savior Cathedral Tickets & Tours
Built in the early-mid 19th century, Cathedral of Christ the Savior is one of Moscow's most iconic landmarks. Located in the center of the city on a 5.5-acre property, the original cathedral was famously destroyed in 1931 due to Soviet Anti-Religious legislation. After the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, the cathedral was rebuilt, and is now a major pilgrimage site for Orthodox Christians around the world.
The Cathedral of Christ the Savior is an impressive three-domed structure, modeled after the Hagia Sophia church in Istanbul. The building is adorned with crosses, icons, and intricate decorations. Inside, the walls and ceilings are covered in frescoes depicting sacred narratives from the Bible. Priests lead services and visitors take part of the divine service in the red-carpeted nave.
The Cathedral also houses over 400 artifacts, including reliquaries, ancient manuscripts, chalices, and even World War II artifacts. On display are paintings from iconic Russian artists like Fyodor Bruni, and Alexander Ivanov. There's also an exhibition of Russian ceramic art, donated by popular ceramist Ludmila Derevyanko.
The Cathedral of Christ the Savior is an impressive example of the Moscow's historical and religious significance. For centuries, this stunning cathedral has served as a sanctuary for the faithful, and a source of beauty and inspiration for travelers and residents alike. Its grandeur is a testament to the power of faith and the resilience of the human spirit.
The Cathedral of Christ the Savior is the largest cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church. It can accommodate up to 10 thousand parishioners. With an overall height of 103 metres (338 ft), it is the tallest Orthodox Christian church in the world.
During the tour, you will learn about its tragic history and decoration, architects and...Read more