Walking distance from the Kremlin in Moscow is one of the tallest churches in the world. Most of my Moscow visit was sunny and cheerful, but my visit to the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour was during gray cloudy weather which made the church seem even more striking. It has gone through some hectic history, almost completely destroyed during the 1920s anti-religion campaign and taken apart for the dome’s gold, only later to be rebuilt in the 1990 in the post-soviet recovery.
It borders the river, and the other side across from the church is the imposing Pamyatnik Petru I statue, and the really funky “Red October” area dedicated to arts and culture, with a bit of an underground vibe, very much worth visiting.
Head over to see Red Ooctober, passing through the church. It makes for a great half a day of religion meets arts.