Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is one of the world's most famous cathedrals, which serves as biggest cathedral of Russia today. This is where the most important services for the Russian religious community throughout the year take place, many run by the head of the church, the Patriarch, himself.
With religion, once again, starting to play bigger and bigger role in the daily routine of Russian people, it's important for you as a tourist to try to learn more about this facet of the country's life.
The most incredible part of the tour is the story behind Christ the Saviour Cathedral itself, which is the most tragic yet fascinating construction story of any building in Moscow showing us how radically the relationships between Russian people and the church changed over time.
Besides the main church itself, the tour also shows a few other great looking buildings in different styles and of different periods giving you a better understanding of the city center and it's complex, multi-layer history. It would be a wonderful addition to your Red Square tour.
It's simple. I pick you at your hotel or any other convenient spot, we go to the tour's starting point (by metro if needed), do the tour, and then I drop you at any place you want or bring back to the hotel.
It's a 2-hour walking tour with no stops that starts at Alexander's Garden and ends with a visit to Christ the Saviour Cathedral. along the way to the church itself you'll see many interesting buildings that you might not always see on other typical walking tours.
How Do We Do It?
What Do We See?
Tomb of Unknown Soldier
Church of Saint Tatyana
Russian State Library
Statue of Vladimir the Great
'House on Embankment'
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
Depending on the number of participants