This church was built in 1911, closed in 1937 and re-opened in 1996. One of only two neo-Gothic churches in Europe, this tall ... More
Roman Catholic Cathedral of Immaculate Conception
This church was built in 1911, closed in 1937 and re-opened in 1996. One of only two neo-Gothic churches in Europe, this tall building underwent a very complicated restoration process as it had been completely re-shaped both inside and out while used successively as a place to store vegetables, a hostel and office space! The restoration took place in 1996-99 and the original design of architects Foma Bogdankevic and Ignatii Dauksza was used to make it look as it did before the Revolution. Services are held daily in Polish, English, Spanish, Russian.
Reviews for Roman Catholic Cathedral of Immaculate Conception: 3
A joyful privilege!
By A Yahoo Contributor, 7/29/10
I was privilegted to play a solo organ concert on the magnificent Kuhn organ in this beautiful, reverberant space in May--it will remain one of the treasured experiences of my lifetime! Anyone in Moscow should make a point of visiting this inspiring edifice.
This place served as an oasis when I was in Moscow from March to June 2005. Beautifully renovated, bright and welcoming, even the crypt was home to vibrant Masses from various communities. Should I ever return to Moscow this will be the first place I visit.
The largest, oldest and the most important cathedral in the Moscow Kremlin is the Cathedral of the Assumption. An Italian
architect named Aristotle Fioravanti (who was commissioned by Ivan III) designed and built the cathedral between 1474 and 1478. ...