Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral Tashkent

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Farkhodjon from Tashkent

I was born in Tashkent, in the Old City, in the Eski Shahar part. Lover of Uzbek...

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I am a practicing Muslim and I do really respect other religions. Uzbekistan too is a predominantly Muslim country. However, next to the centuries-old mosques that are characteristic for how Tashkent looks, you can also find the Catholic cathedral in the center of town. It’s proof of my words above regarding the religious tolerance of the Uzbek people.

The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is one of several churches located in Uzbekistan. A couple of words about the history of the cathedral: its construction started in 1912. Prisoners of war were mainly involved in this process, among which there were many specialists – architects, engineers, sculptors, etc. The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a magnificent example of neo-Gothic architecture.

I really recommend visitors to visit this church. It’s a contrast to Islamic and Christian architecture.

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Farkhodjon from Tashkent

Farkhodjon Israilov photo

I was born in Tashkent, in the Old City, in the Eski Shahar part. Lover of Uzbek...

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Address

7 Sadiq Asimov, Tashkent

Opening Times

08:00 - 21:00 daily

Price

Free
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)