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Orthodox Holy Trinity Cathedral description and photos - Kyrgyzstan: Karakol. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The history of the beautiful wooden Holy Trinity Cathedral in the central region of Karakol began in the 60s of the XIX century, when the city itself was founded. The order to build a temple for local Orthodox believers was given by the founder of the city A.V. Kaulbars. The walls of the church were made of felt, so it looked like a nomad's yurt. However, all residential buildings in Karakol were built from this material in those years. After a short period of time, the temple was rebuilt from wooden planks, which were later replaced with bricks.
In 1887, due to an earthquake that caused significant damage to the entire city, the Church of the Holy Trinity was also damaged. By 1895, it was restored with royal money. It was re-built of wood and its foundations are made of stone. The building has a low bell tower, where you can climb the stairs located inside the building. The construction was supervised by architects invited from the city of Almaty, which at that time was called Verny.
The cathedral had a difficult fate. It lost its status as a temple several times and was transformed either into a sports school for children, or into a local history museum. The parishioners did not lose hope of regaining the church. Only in 1992 did they manage to get a dilapidated, ruined building, which was only suitable for demolition. It was restored by the whole community for 3 years.
The main treasure of the temple is the Tikhvin icon of the Mother of God, which was painted at the end of the 19th century and previously adorned this church. The icon was hidden by the parishioners and thus survived to our time.
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