About cathedral: Cathedral of Christ the Savior

The metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the Savior or just Savior Cathedral, is in the historic part of the city, near the Tsvetnik park on Resort boulevard. The cathedral was consecrated in 1867. It was blown up by the Bolsheviks in 1936 and restored only in 2013.

Emperor Nicholas I, visiting Pyatigorsk in 1830, wished to build there a «big stone cathedral». After that they began to raise the funds for the construction and look for the appropriate project. 

The architect Konstantin Thon, who had been in Pyatigorsk in 1840, offered to erect a reduced copy of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, which was then being constructed in Moscow in honor of Christ the Savior for saving from the Napoleon invasion.

Nicholas I approved the project and in 1845 the construction of the cathedral began, however, the half-built cathedral developed cracks and it was decided to pull down the walls and strengthen the foundation. As a result, the cathedral was rebuilt and consecrated only by 1867. 

The cathedral suffered the fate of most other cathedrals in many cities of Russia. It was blown up in 1936. The decision about its restoration was taken at the very beginning of the 90th of the past century. The restoration was finished in 2013.

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