Zenkov Cathedral

                                          The Zenkov cathedral is one of the few Tzarist-era buildings that survived the earthquakes of 1911. Built entirely of wood and without nails in 1904, it is a prime example of Orthodox Church architecture. Add in vibrant walls of blue, green and red and it has to be one of the most unique wooden buildings in the world.

After the revolution, the cathedral was used as historical museum and cultural centre. Since 1990, it has enjoyed its restored status as a Russian Orthodox cathedral, set against snow-capped mountains and surrounded by the greenery of Panfilov Park.


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