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Kazan Cathedral (Kazansky Kafedralny Sobor)
Kazan Cathedral (Kazansky Kafedralny Sobor)

Kazan Cathedral (Kazansky Kafedralny Sobor)

Moscow’s Kazan Cathedral (Kazansky Kafedralny Sobor) was built between 1633 and 1636 to celebrate Russia’s liberation from Polish invaders in 1612, the end of the Time of Troubles. Prince Dmitry Pozharsky often prayed to a holy icon of Our Lady of Kazan, to which he attributed his success in removing Polish occupiers. Kazan Cathedral housed the icon for two centuries.

In 1936, the church was intentionally demolished as part of a greater plan to remodel Red Square to host military parades for the Soviet Union. Using measurements and photographs of the original church, the All-Russian Society for Historic Preservation and Cultural Organization built a replica of the cathedral in 1993.

Services are held within the cathedral twice each Sunday, as well as for vespers on Monday evening.

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8am to 7pm
8 ul. Nikolskaya, Moscow, Russia, 109012

Practical Info

Kazan Cathedral is located in Red Square. Okhotny Ryad is the nearest metro stop.

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