Christmas Cathedral

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Karl Marx Street, Tiraspol, Moldova
Christmas Cathedral - Christmas Cathedral
Christmas Cathedral - Christmas Cathedral
Christmas Cathedral - Christmas Cathedral
Christmas Cathedral - Church Belltower in Kirov Park
Christmas Cathedral - Church in Kirov Park
Christmas Cathedral - Christmas Cathedral
Christmas Cathedral - Christmas Cathedral

Christmas Cathedral Tiraspol Reviews

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Christmas Cathedral Mar 18, 2016
Just next to the main market is Transnistria's most important Russian Orthodox church, the Christmas Cathedral. Sparkling white with gold domes and a green roof, it's not a historical church by any means, dating from 1999, but it is the largest church in Tiraspol and worth a quick look. For the best view, look for the pond in Suvorov Park across the road...you can practice taking reflection shots of the church in the water.

I was about to have a quick look inside when suddenly the bells started ringing, and a priest from the nearby diocese building came along with his entourage to hold a service, so I decide not to intrude. That's when something caught my eye in the belltower...a single bellringer was expertly banging the half dozen bells in a very complicated and fast sequence. He was shaking his head wildly and it seemed like it was to him part rock concert part aerobic workout.

There are a couple of other churches around town, with one in the middle of the somewhat overgrown Kirov Park out near the train station, and a smaller and older Old Believers' church just around the corner from the cathedral. Look out too for the large Russian Orthodox church in a Russian compound on the road towards Bender. I've read a couple of blogs about Tiraspol that have said there are no churches here because religion is banned...not sure where they got that from.
Christmas Cathedral
Christmas Cathedral
Christmas Cathedral
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