Top 5 Greatest Churches of Moscow
Visitors to the city will discover a variety of architectural styles, vibrant colours and incredible interiors in the beautiful Moscow churches.
The churches of Moscow form an essential part of the city’s character and are real attractions for visitors.
Saint Basil’s Cathedral
Saint Basil’s Cathedral, is one of Moscow’s most iconic buildings, in the heart of Red Square.
The building is so beautiful that there’s a local legend which says that Ivan the Terrible blinded the architect so that he could never better its creation.
For many years the Cathedral of Archangel Michael was a celebration place for Russian military victories, as well as the burial site for Ivan the Terrible and other Russian tsars, Empresses and Princes.
The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is the tallest Orthodox Christian church in the world.
A church was built on the site in the late 1800s before being demolished in 1931. The rebuilt Cathedral of Christ the Saviour was completed in 2000, and has become a religious focal point in the city. A new art centre is open right under the cathedral.
The Novodevichy Convent
Arguably the most famous monastery in Moscow, the Novodevichy Convent is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The convent was founded in 1524 and housed many high status Russian women, including members of the royal family.
Moscow Immaculate Conception Catholic Cathedral
This gothic church is the largest Catholic building in Russia.