We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

Ulitsa Volkhonka, 15, Moscow 119019, Russia
+7 495 637-12-76
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
More
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 Christian church in the world.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
Ulitsa Volkhonka, 15, Moscow 119019, Russia
Khamovniki
CONTACT
Website
+7 495 637-12-76
Ways to Experience Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
from USD 68.70
More Info
from USD 79.00
More Info
from USD 37.00
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (1,840)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"pedestrian bridge"
in 17 reviews
"open air swimming pool"
in 6 reviews
"russian orthodox church"
in 23 reviews
"active church"
in 8 reviews
"moscow river"
in 24 reviews
"moskva river"
in 14 reviews
"interesting history"
in 8 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 18 reviews
"soviet union"
in 8 reviews
"red square"
in 29 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 6 reviews
"metro station"
in 11 reviews
"gorky park"
in 8 reviews
"visiting moscow"
in 6 reviews
"rebuilt"
in 75 reviews
"stalin"
in 58 reviews
"interior"
in 53 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 560 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

What a work of beauty! And to think this was built in the 80s. . Fabulous. The detail within the cathedral gives you goosebumps. You can spend hours here just being.

Thank Antoinette A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited this magnificent cathedral. It was a free entry during the World Cup period. Simply put, stunning. Inside and outside has been well maintained and kept in prestige condition. If you love your architectural building designs, do visit this cathedral.

Thank Momo O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the most beautiful cathedral and a must visit. The exterior as well as the interior makes for jaw-dropping sights.

Thank Violetvz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Breathtaking interior. Orthodox church with marble on the outside and beautifully decorated with frescoes and golden accents. This church was demolished in the 1930's and rebuilt in the 1990's. I was surprised it was not part of our city private tour since it is worth...More

Thank davidmusi
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful, spectacular place. A must visit regardless of your faith. The size is unbelievable once inside.beautifully decorated. as a none believer I was utterly blown away. Had a good two hrs inside.

Thank realalebubblegutz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is an outstanding example of the magnificent Orthodox churches throughout Russia. It is impressive to see how these wonderful architectural masterpieces have survived the centuries and are a testament to the faithful and the craftsmanship who built and maintain...More

Thank Teresa742
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a spectacular church. The interior is just as impressive of not more so than the exterior. It was free to visit the church. We actually walked along the water to get there which was lovely. If you are in Moscow it is a must...More

1  Thank Marisa B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This stunning Church is worth a visit. The entry inside the church is for free, however you can make a donation to the church should you wish. The church can hold 10,000 people at once and a lot Mass services such as Easter and Christmas...More

Thank Teejayy19
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is very convenient to go as it is just next to the metro station Kropotkinskaya. Cathedral is very impressive and shinning under the sun. Great photos can be taken in the bridge.

Thank PixsoulHK_Tour
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cathedral is imposing from the outside and spectacularly beautiful inside. For me this is a must see in Moscow. It is a pleasant 20 minute walk from Red Square or there is a red line metro station across the road from the cathedral.

Thank Kiwitraveler59
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Khamovniki
Khamovniki could be considered a city of its own –
here it’s possible to find some of Moscow’s most
important cultural institutions such as the Pushkin
State Museum of Fine Arts, the Novodevichy Convent and
Trubetskikh Estate, great sport locations such as
Luzhniki stadium and aqua complex, and long and
beautiful Luzhniki embankment. Pick your preferred
form of transport to explore the area – bicycle or
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 356 hotels in Moscow
La Scala Gogolevskiy
12 reviews
.55 km away
October Riverside Inn
19 reviews
.72 km away
Apartments on Nikitskiy Boulevard
2 reviews
.74 km away
Old Arbat Deluxe
2 reviews
.78 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Korchma Taras Bulba
729 reviews
.25 km away
Kukhmisterskaya Professora Pufa
230 reviews
.17 km away
Dablbi
26 reviews
.17 km away
Pelmeni-Pelmeni
57 reviews
.15 km away
Nearby Attractions
Art Gallery of the European and American Countries of the XIX-XX centuries
450 reviews
.30 km away
Kremlin Walls and Towers
2,361 reviews
.32 km away
Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
1,584 reviews
.25 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
maximusDelhi
9 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from 369heather | Reviewed this property |
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
1
Vote
Bob A
28 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 18 answers
Response from Farfallavero | Reviewed this property |
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
1
Vote
The_Whiz_Kid
19 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 14 answers
Response from Farfallavero | Reviewed this property |
This church was free to enter as there are still daily services there. We were part of a small group tour but there was no fee being charged for individual people coming in and no ticket vending booth. I believe there might... More
3
Votes