Moscow

Church of Pope Clement

  Ul. Pyatnitskaya 26, bldg. 1      (+7) 495 953 02 36     more than a year ago
Contrary to what the name might suggest this is actually a Russian Orthodox church, one of two in the city named for a Roman pope and the main church of Zamoskvoreche. Nowadays the church's five domes and two stories are bright and gleaming, its baroque exterior an iconic pinkish red. But like many other such historical buildings, it found itself hanging on by the skin of its teeth during the Soviet years when authorities had it earmarked for demolition and transformation into a kindergarten. After escaping that fate it was then used to store books for the Lenin State Library; only in 2008 did it return to the Orthodox Church. The church's glittering outside appearance is matched by its renowned and beautifully decorated interior that contains a number of icons and an especially good example of an iconostasis.

Metro

Tretyakovskaya

Website

Open

Open 08:30 - 19:30.

Price/Additional Info

Admission free.

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