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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  • Architecture outside made of wood and an unusual design. You take some pictures outside but unfortunately they don't like inside photos apparently for respect that it is a place of worship, though it ...  more »
  • Beautiful Russian Orthodox Church , stunning incense Smelling interior! Closes at sunset.Close to the the centre of town.  more »
  • Interesting and well preserved wooden orthodox church, which reminds the multinational history of the town. During your tour around Karakol, you should visit the church, as it is one of town's main at...  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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