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The Palace of Peace and Reconciliation

The Palace of Peace and Reconciliation in Astana , the capital of Kazakhstan, is a pyramid designed by the world-famous British architect Sir Norman Foster. The Palace was built in 2006 specifically on the occasion of the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions. A 1500-seat opera house inaugurated by Montserrat Caballe is an added attraction. The Cheops Atrium marble hall occupies a space of over 2000 square metres, includes four galleries, can seat over 1000 guests at a time.

The Palace of Peace and Reconciliation is one of the sights of Astana. The pyramid symbolizes the unity of diverse religions, cultures and ethnic communities and the openness of the nation and the State to the entire world. The Palace is a brainchild of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N. Nazarbayev.

Today the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation is a structure that houses well-equipped conference halls, museum spaces, exhibition areas, etc. The Palace also houses the Kulanshy Modern Art Centre and the Shejire Art Gallery to host exhibitions and evenings with artists from Kazakhstan and other countries near and far. The structure is crowned with an apex of glass that opens a breath-taking panorama of Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan.