While Moscow might be better known for other reasons, those who are fans of cathedrals, architecture, and the history of the Russian Orthodox faith (along with others) will find plenty of religious sites worth visiting in the Russian capital.
Are you looking to narrow down your list of the top cathedrals to see while in Moscow? Here are the three which you absolutely must add to your list.
St Basil’s Cathedral
Arguably the most famous building in Moscow is St. Basil’s Cathedral, whose multi-colored domes tower high above the Red Square. A 16th-century gem, this church is both a cultural and a religious treasure for the country of Russia and a must-see no matter what.
Located within Moscow’s Kremlin is the Dormition Cathedral, which is much smaller than St. Basil’s but equally interesting. Consecrated nearly a century before St. Basil’s, the Dormition Cathedral combines Renaissance and Russian architectural styles to create a truly unique place of worship.
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
You might not associate Catholicism with Russia, but the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is proof that this minority sect can stand its own in Moscow. The brick structure of this Neo-Gothic church commands the nearby skyline and contains stunning columns in its interior.