Visiting of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior can be a part of the City Tour of Moscow or if more detailed an independent tour (1 – 1,5 hour) with the cathedral’s museum, the Patriarch pedestrian bridge and if booked in advance with the panoramic view of Moscow downtown from the observation platform of the church;
It is the church of the Patriarch (head of the Russian Orthodox Church) and the administrative center of the Russian Orthodox Church.
It’s the 3rd highest cathedral in the world after the cathedral of St Peter in Rome and the cathedral of St Paul in London.
Being historically connected with 1812 Napoleonic invasion of Russia it reflects contemporary Christian tradition in modern time.
Important church feasts and especially Easter services are conducted by the Patriarch in this cathedral.
249 step stairway leads to the view deck (40 m above ground) – showing views of Moscow on four main directions.
Open for visitors:
Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Entrance is free.
Entrance to the view deck 400 rub/person (10 am – 6 pm).
Everyday services in the Transfiguration lower church
5 p.m. (night service) and 8 a.m. (liturgy)
Sunday service and the great feasts of the Orthodox Church in the Nativity upper church
5 p.m. (night service), 9 a.m. (confession), 10 a.m. (liturgy)