Catholic Cathedral of the Transfiguration

Catholic Cathedral of the Transfiguration

Catholic Cathedral of the Transfiguration
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Elenasun
Overland Park, KS110 contributions
Apr 2014 • Family
Located downtown but not on a busy street, this Catholic Cathedral in the Orthodox Krasnoyark is a truly rare building with a great Czech organ. Lovely to look at from outside, lovely inside as well.
In the Soviet era it was a popular place for small organ concerts (only 180 seats). While you are in Krasnoyarsk, watch for a music program for this place to get tickets for a concert - well worth the money. Enjoy!
Written March 29, 2015
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Eva J
Moscow, Russia2,698 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
There is a sign on the side of this building, pointing out the architecture as a for.er Roman Catholic church. It is now a hall for organ concerts and the like.
Written March 18, 2019
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Andrew M
7,160 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
We enjoyed visiting Roman Catholic churches because of their beautiful architecture, and the Transfiguration Cathedral is a great example. It is rare to see Roman Catholic Cathedrals in Russia, so we always make it a point to visit them in the cities that we toured. We were not disappointed, as the beautiful brickwork and towering steeple had us in awe. It is a majestic gothic styled building not to be missed. Unfortunately it was closed when we visited, so we were unable to see the interior.The attention to detail in construction is even evident in the arched brick entrance gate to the chapel. There is a wooden cross to the left of the cathedral, and a great example of an old wooden building, with shutters on the lower windows.This type of building was a common sight in Krasnoyark many years ago.

The cathedral has an interesting history. In 1836, the catholic parish of Krasnoyarsk was officially established, the membership of which was mostly Polish exiles.These Poles were mainly from the "November" uprising in 1830, which was a protest against Russian influence in Poland. Many of these exiles would have worked in the mining industry which was then a recent development in the town. A wooden cathedral was constructed between 1855-1857. The new brick structure, which is here today, was built between 1908-1910.

This cathedral suffered the same fate of so many other religious institutions during Soviet times, as it was closed to worshipers and converted into a warehouse. It was used for several purposes including a cinema and radio station. In 1982, still in need of major repairs,it was given to the Krasnoyarsk Philharmonic, which currently conducts concerts here. The Cathedral is now a functioning church again, with regular services. This is an old section of the city, so there are old wooden houses from the 19th and early 20th century on many of these streets. The nearest attractions are Central Park and Lenin Square which are a short walk east on Karl Marx Street. If you walk south on Decembrists Street, the drunkard and hourglass monuments may be viewed.
Written October 14, 2018
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Takarasina
1,036 contributions
Aug 2021
We visited it in the middle of August during a private tour of Krasnoyarsk. Me, my buddy, my son-in-law and my fifteen-year-old grandson. Due to intensive forest fires in Yakutia the day was rather hazy which somewhat blurred our impression.
I wouldn’t say the cathedral represented something extraordinary. Americans and especially Europeans saw thousands of them. Yes, it’s a tad curious to find a Catholic church somewhere in the middle of Siberia but it’s definitely not worth any special attention of yours (unless you’re a zealous Catholic, of course).
Written September 18, 2021
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Jennefer N
Canberra, Australia291 contributions
Oct 2016 • Solo
What an interesting concept of a music Hall in a Cathedral.The Cathedral is situated not far from the central Park.I only speak English and went to the Cathedral in the morning and used Google translate to buy a ticket for a concert that evening.Ticket prices range from 350-800 roubles.The concert started at 19:00 hrs and finished at 21:00hrs with a short intermission.It was all in Russian involving an organ,baby grand piano and an opera singer.Well worth the money
Written October 8, 2016
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Andrey L
Krasnoyarsk, Russia55 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
This gothic building was given to the Catholic Church in the end of XX-th century. Before that Eastern-Siberian studio of documental films was situated there. It is one of the most beautiful buildings in Krasnoyarsk. It is situated in the historical center near Central Park of Culture and Rest. Every Sunday there are concerts of Organ Music in this Cathedral.
Written June 23, 2016
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