Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal, Karakol

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Admire Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal, a picturesque wooden structure that dates back to the late 19th century. Situated in a verdant tree-filled garden, the church stands atop the ruins of an earlier stone cathedral, destroyed in an earthquake in 1890. The Orthodox cathedral is once again active after a period of secular use during the Soviet Era. Outside, observe its ornate wood carvings and vibrant green domes, and step inside to view the simple interior. Our Karakol itinerary maker makes visiting Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal and other Karakol attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The church decoration is really great. If you like the Russian style architecture, this church is the one for you.  more »
  • Lucky that when visiting the Museum of Przewalski met with local historian and indifferent man. He told. The founder of the city of Karakol, traveller and military engineer Alexander Associated envisaged for the Temple in the year 1863 temporary felt. After a year with little, he was replaced by wood, which burned down in the mid-seventies 19 century. In the year 1876 was laid on Stone Temple of annealed bricks, but it has not been preserved. As of June 30 was destroyed by the earthquake of 1889 year. The current wooden church was built in 1894-1896. Considered one of the oldest in Central Asia. Impressive laconic architecture.
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  • Somehow, walking through the center of Karakol from afar among the treetops, saw a bright green roof construction. It interested me, though I did not know at the time that this building. Toured around and came to the territory (although it was originally thought that entrance will be closed). Walking through the territory, realized that here is the Cathedral-a beautiful, vintage, wood. Inside get too failed. I was very surprised that an unusually large number of plants inside the Cathedral! 'Ve never seen! Inside the beautiful icons, candles and souvenirs are sold. Visitors from little force saw four men, including officers. The place is beautiful and unusual. Later I learned that this Holy Trinity Church was consecrated as early as in 1895 year. I advise everyone to look back briefly at least!
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  • We saw it only through fence. Pity that we couldn't really enter the church as it was really unique building. Must see in Karakol.
  • It is unexpectedly simple inside but very beautiful. A must seen in Karakol
  • I have never seen this kind of wooden church before. You can not take photos here but it's worth to see the charming architecture.
  • About the church The story of the church goes back to July, 1869, when Karakol was basically a garrison town established as an outpost on the edges of the Tsarist Russian Empire. The Karakol church, however, was destroyed in an earthquake in 1889 which caused havoc in the town and took several lives. It took six years to complete, and was finally consecrated in 1895. During the period of construction, a yurt served the congregation as a church. It has seen considerable service, not just as a church. Over the years, particularly following the Revolution in 1917, it has been used as an educational centre housing a school, ladies’ gymnasium and an institution of Higher Education; a Sports Hall; a Theater; a Dance Hall and even as a Coal Store. Then, in 1991, following the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Independence of Kyrgyzstan, the local authority once again gave the building back to the church, with the proviso that all further restorations were their responsibility. Address: Gagarina/Lenina  Working hours:8am-5pm Sat &Sun closed
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