A unique and inimitable place, there is no such place anywhere else in the world. There is a special energy in the Ecumenical Church in Kazan, there are kind, open people who are happy to welcome all guests. This place feels like home.
The temple building survived a serious fire and suffered many losses, but it survived, and now it is flourishing, continues to be completed and receives guests from different corners of the earth every day.
The Ecumenical Temple in Kazan is a unique structure located in the suburb of Staroe Arakchino in Kazan. Unusual architecture and proximity to the Volga Embankment make it one of the most memorable Kazan attractions.
The creation of the temple began in the mid-90s by the artist and public figure Ildar Khanov. And originally there was a residential house and an artist’s workshop on this place.
The idea of Ildar Khanov is as follows: combining architectural symbols of different religions in one structure: Orthodoxy, Islam, Judaism, Catholicism, Buddhism, etc. The cross, crescent, star of David, and ancient Egyptian ankh are intertwined on the multicolored towers.
After the death of Ildar Khanov, his brother Ilgiz Khanov oversees and develops the temple.
Architecture The Ecumenical Church in Kazan
The structure has several buildings with corresponding architectural elements inherent in a particular religion.
The general appearance of the temple causes admiration and delight, all this resembles some kind of fairy tale.
There are many little things in the architecture of the structure that attract the eye: symbols of various faiths found on domes and walls.
Despite the fact that there are many different towers in the structure, but they all harmoniously intertwine with each other and seem to complement each other.
Inside the temple has various beautiful halls dedicated to various religions: Buddhist Hall, Egyptian Hall, Catholic Hall, Jesus Christ Hall, Muslim Hall.
There is also an art gallery where various exhibitions of artists take place.
Yoga in the temple
In the Temple of All Religions in Kazan, you can not only get acquainted with its extraordinary architecture and history, but also practice yoga with a great teacher Ilgiz Khanov. Yoga takes place every day from 19.00.
If you have a desire, you can take part in the construction of the temple, because there is still a lot of work.
The Temple of All Religions in Kazan address: st. Staro-Arakchinskaya, 4
Bodys.: 8 987 002-39-95
Working hours: daily from 8:00 to 20:00
Temple of All Religions Kazan price – entrance 100 rubles.
Author Olga Avrakh
Photo Olga Avrakh