Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

Local nameХрам Христа Спасителя
LocationKhamovniki District, Moscow, Russia

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, it is the third tallest Orthodox Christian church building in the world, after the People's Salvation Cathedral in Bucharest, Romania and Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

The current church is the second to stand on this site. The original church, built during the 19th century, took more than 40 years to build, and was the scene of the 1882 world premiere of the 1812 Overture composed by Tchaikovsky. It was destroyed in 1931 on the order of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.

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Opening hours

Mon: 1 pm - 5 pm
Tue-Sun: 10 am - 5 pm



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Official website

Phone +7 495 6371276

Address Volkhonka, 15, Mosсow 119019, Russia

Coordinates 55°44'40.164" N 37°36'19.959" E

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