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Panfilov Park

Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Ranked #10 of 113 Attractions in Almaty
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Traveler Description: The Panfilov Park is named after the 28th Panfilov Battalion that served with distinction during the defense of Moscow in 1941/1942. In addition to a... more »
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Bellingham, Washington
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259 reviews 259 reviews
48 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

A very nice central park, mainly known for the Zenkov's Cathedral at its center, but it also has monuments, water basins, a war memorial and at its edge the museum of folk museum - a must to see in Almaty

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Sarnia, Canada
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I visited Panfilov park in Autumn, which is a good time to be strolling the city in general; the weather is cool to mild, and the many tree lined "strip parks" of the town are a joy to stroll. The central attraction is the Zenkov Cathedral (see my other review) but to the front & rear of it there are... More

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Bermuda
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137 reviews 137 reviews
36 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The main attraction in the park is the beautiful, multi-coloured Zenkov Cathedral. But there is also a memorial to war heroes as well as a nice park to walk around. Definitely worth a visit.

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Bucharest, Romania
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136 reviews 136 reviews
94 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you visit Almaty only for few days probably you will not get the chance to visit this park. But if you live in Almaty and especially in this area then you would probably go for a walk in it or just cross it on your way to the Green Market or the cathedral. On one side of the park... More

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

With the Zenkov Cathedral, the Memorial Park and the Museum of Musical Instruments located in the park, it is possible to spend quite some time here, as many local residents do.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A communist spot not worth visiting. The well-renowned church looked old and decrepit. The place was not kept up. Worth walking through if you are in the area, though.

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Dallas, Texas
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18 attraction reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great architecture, great people watching. In the heart of Almaty, where families and couples go to spend a nice afternoon together. Do not miss it!

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Great park... In here you've got the impressive war memorial and lovely cathedral..took a picnic into the park and sat and people watched!

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Aspen, Colorado
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A beautiful, well maintained park in the center of the city. The sights include the Glorieta Memorial to the 28th Panfilove Guards. A very impressive war memorial. Zenkov Cathedral and the National Museum of Native Instruments

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Cooperstown, New York
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11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The WWII Memorial is moving, and the park was nicely maintained. Plenty of shade, and lots to look at, or just people watch.

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