Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal, Karakol
(4.5/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web)
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 Holy Trinity Cathedral is a fine example of a Russian Orthodox Church, which served as a dance hall under the Soviets, and a school during the Second World War. Built on the site of an earlier chu...  more »
  • Definitely stands out greatly in the urban context of Karakol who doesn't hit for architectural elegance, this Cathedral of wood topped with these Green-Gold domes so slender confers a certain old-world sophistication to a center that otherwise would remain rather anonymous. Pay attention to opening because strangely the Cathedral is surrounded by walls, railings and a gate that closes off the visiting hours.
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  • We visited the Holy trinity Russian Orthodox Cathedral in the centre of Karakol just as a service finished and many parishioners were still in the cathedral when we visited, but they carried on as nor...  more »
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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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