Fodor's Expert Review Church of St. Simon the Stylite

Arbat Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This bright white 17th-century church stands out in stark contrast to the modern architecture that dominates the area. During the reconstruction of the neighborhood in the 1960s, many old churches and buildings were destroyed, but this one was left purposely standing as a reminder of the past. For years it housed a conservation museum, but now it's been returned to the Orthodox Church and is active. Nothing remains, however, of the original interiors.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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4 ul. Novy Arbat
Moscow, Moscow  119019, Russia

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