The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is Moscow’s famous cathedral situated on the north bank of the River Moskva.At103 metres high it is the tallest Orthodox Christian Church in the world and dominates that part of the Moscow skyline.
The Cathedral is the second church standing on this site; the original was built during the 19th century, taking over 40 years to build. It was destroyed on Joseph Stalin’s orders in 1931. Remnants of marble from the Cathedral found their way into Metro stations and the site became the location of the world’s biggest outdoor swimming pool.
Most recently the new Cathedral was in the headlines as the venue chosen by Russian protestors, Pussy Riot, for their demonstration against President Putin and the Russian governments.
When: 09.45 h
Cost: 1500 rub