Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

Interesting
The destiny of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is right out of a Russian novel, covering some of the great events in the country's history. It was a construction project under Alexander I following the victory over Napoleon's armies, then a monumental construction site from 1839 to 1883, after which it was destroyed by Stalin to build the palace of the Soviets, and finally replaced by an open-air swimming pool. The religious revival in the late 1990s and support from Moscow's mayor, Yuri Luzhkov, enabled the identical reconstruction of this monumental building consecrated on 31 December 1999.

Useful information

Address:

Moskva

Price:

500 RUB

Opening hours

Guided tours in English, daily except Mon 9am-6pm (booking by phone recommended)

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