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Temple of All Religions, Kazan
(3.2/5 based on 340+ 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.
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  • We had great expectations of this place. Upon arrival, we stumbled upon a building abandoned and neglected, even doors sealed with planks. It is a pity since it is a very good intention and the buildings are really impressive but you can not enter and damaged. If you visit Kazan and you have time it is not over a photo outside. If your reason for travel is to visit this place, you'll get a great disappointment.
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  • Not worth even to go there, this unfinished object inside the log cannot, without all the oblezlo and running. Next no sights no, located outside the city.
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  • Saw pictures on the Internet and decided to definitely watch live. By taxi from the city can be reached in just over 160 rub. Building "Temple" is really very bright, beautiful and not standard. We walked it around, you can see what else is construction. Inside is not entered. You have to understand that to the Holy and historical places of this building. This private, unusual building which will likely still is not one year. Photo is best done from the side of the road, here are the brightest and most visible part of the finished building.
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