Trip Planner Europe  /  Russia  /  Volga District  /  Republic of Tatarstan  /  Kazan  /  Sightseeing  /  Temple of All Religions

Temple of All Religions, Kazan

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.2/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
The Temple of All Religions or the Universal Temple is an architectural complex in the Staroye Arakchino Microdistrict of Kazan, Russia. It consists of several types of religious architecture including an Orthodox church, a mosque, and a synagogue, among others. It is currently under construction, having been started in 1992 by local artist and philanthropist Ildar Khanov. The structure serves as a cultural center and a residence for Khanov and his assistants.Khanov is known for his efforts in the treatment of alcoholism, drug addiction, and various other diseases. His former and current patients help him to maintain and develop the Temple, either by direct involvement in the construction work or through sponsorship.The structure is not an active temple of any one religion, but rather, as Khanov describes its mission, a "temple of culture and truth". It has become a popular landmark in the city of Kazan, which takes pride in the peaceful combination of different cultures . The Temple is visited both by tourists and by people seeking Khanov's help.Khanov says that eventually the structure will have 16 cupolas, corresponding to the 16 major world religions including past religions that are no longer practiced.
Make Temple of All Religions a centerpiece of your Kazan vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kazan family vacation planner.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • The first impression is wow, beautiful, unusual, bright, colorful, big. Then, when I read in Wikipedia a little information and realized HOW big an idea how many talented artist-architect and how mentally all done with good intentions with which promise high! Even more impressive! I am one of those who likes to look at the long, wandering, penetrate into the atmosphere. So I really enjoyed it! Felt even some amazing energy, there's good to sit, sit silent, listen to ... I was just in such a season when few tourists, enjoyed the privacy. Another funny thing happened, I accidentally drove by one stop, was returning on foot. And I really liked the contrast-go for the usual Russian village, then because of the houses starts to peep out this amazing Temple. Very interesting sensations)) I even advise amateurs to resemble foot drive past one stop specially to experience all this flavor!) It is a pity that you can't come inside at any time, it seems as if there's more inside magic))
    show original
  • Went there on Tips Guide and reviews online. Travelled by train from the main train station of Kazan. Go 15 minutes. Leave the platform and immediately look into this brick building stand-out among ordinary residential village houses. Be ready, that maximum spent time-30 minutes. Inside are not allowed (but according to rumors, it is valid and within even decorated rooms). We were moving around, pofotografirovali, watched what he has built and built, like the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, and left. Be sure to visit-I do not think, but worth a visit for a change
    show original
  • We stopped near the Temple of all religions along the route in Raithu monastery. Place colorful, unusual. Still goes to construction/restructuring. You cannot go inside, outside only. The author and owner of the buildings is a painter, architect, sculptor and activist Ildar khans. Construction began in 1994.
    show original
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 2​h
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 4​h
Visit for 1​h