The Temple is a cascade of buildings combining a variety of architectural styles that belong to several very different cultures. Behind one fence there are an Orthodox church, a Catholic church, a Muslim mosque, a Judaic synagogue, a Buddhist shrine and a Chinese pagoda… The Temple is decorated by significant symbols of the religions of the world, as well as some symbols of lost civilizations!
The Temple is not a place of worship or a proper religious shrine, because no church services or religious ceremonies are held here. According to the creators’ intention, it was supposed to become a cultural center of Kazan – there would have been lectures on ancient history, musical performances, puppet shows. The Temple of All Religions was also designed to be a temporary asylum for people suffering from substance dependence and willing to overcome their condition.
The interior design of the complex is incredibly diverse. The Hall of Jesus Christ, the Hall of Buddha, the Catholic Hall, the Egyptian Hall, the theater room, the picture gallery, the tea parlor... The unusual building fits in perfectly with the landscape, and its colorful exterior design attracts attention and serves as a riverside decoration. The Universal Temple can be seen equally well both from vessels passing by down the Volga and from the windows of passing trains.