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Red Square

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Christ The Savior Cathedral

Both are highly recommended by professionals. Overall, Red Square scores significantly better than Christ The Savior Cathedral. Red Square ranks #1 in Moscow with positive reviews from 6 publications including Fodor's, Michelin Guide and Frommer's.

Both are highly recommended by professionals. Overall, Red Square scores significantly better than Christ The Savior Cathedral. Red Square ranks #1 in Moscow with positive reviews from 6 publications including Fodor's, Michelin Guide and Frommer's.

tripexpert score
97
#2 in Moscow
location

Krasnaya ploshchad, Moscow, Russia

endorsements
  • 7 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    The site of extravagant military parades during the Soviet era, this may be the most famous square in the world.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Most beautiful and impressive at night, when it's entirely illuminated by floodlights, with the ruby-red stars atop the Kremlin towers glowing against the dark sky. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Contains many of Moscow's most iconic images, in particular the multihued onion domes of St. Basil Cathedral, originally built in 1561. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    The very heart of Moscow... This panorama never fails to send the heart aflutter, especially at night. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    Walking on legendary Red Square is your first key step in visiting Moscow. Full Review →

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88
#5 in Moscow

Volkhonka Ulitsa, Metro: Kropotkinskaya, Moscow, Russia

  • 5 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    Decorated in ornate marble, gilt, and pastel frescoes—... it has grown into its role as Russia's main cathedral.

  • 6

    Fodor's

    Moscow's largest Orthodox cathedral has a colorful past of destruction and reconstruction. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    This humongous church with a luxurious marble and gold interior is a landmark, with massive gilded domes that can be seen for miles around. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    This gargantuan cathedral... is amazingly opulent, garishly grandiose and truly historic. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 53

    The destiny of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is right out of a Russian novel, covering some of the great events in the country's history. Full Review →

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