Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

Moscow Sights

Church of the Trinity in Nikitniki (Tserkov Troitsy v Nikitnikakh)

  • 3 per. Nikitnikov Map It
  • Kitai Gorod
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 06/24/2013

Fodor's Review

Painted with white trim and topped by five green cupolas, this lovely redbrick creation—one of the most striking churches in the city—mixes baroque decoration with the principles of ancient Russian church architecture. Its handsome semblance is unfortunately hidden from view from the nearby Staraya Ploshchad, tucked away as it is among presidential administration buildings. The church was built between 1628 and 1634 for the merchant Grigory Nikitnikov; the private

chapel on the south side was the family vault. The murals and iconostasis were the work of Simon Ushakov, a famous icon painter whose workshop was nearby in the brick building across the courtyard. The church has two areas for worship, one on the ground floor and the other up a set of stairs; the upper one is used only on holidays. The lower area is open daily. The shop inside sells candles, icons and other small items.

Read More

Sight Information


3 per. Nikitnikov, Moscow, 109012, Russia

Map It



Sight Details:

  • Daily noon–8

Updated 06/24/2013


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Sights

See all sights in Moscow

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?




Don't Miss