The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Holy Virgin Mary is the third Neo-Gothic Catholic cathedral in the capital. It was consecrated in Moscow in 1911. The Gothic Westminster Abbey and the dome of Milan Cathedral are supposed to be the prototypes for the architectural appearance of the church.
In 1938, the Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Holy Virgin Mary was closed, and it housed a hostel. After the Second World War, the building that suffered from the air raids was turned into a vegetable store. The years-long restoration was over only in 1999, after which divine services were resumed in the cathedral. Today Masses are sung here in Russian, Polish, Korean, English, French, Spanish and Latin. Inside you can admire the stained glass windows in the lancet embrasures and fourteen bas-reliefs depicting the Way of the Cross. On Sundays and holidays, the organ sounds in the cathedral.