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Zenkov Cathedral

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Address: Panfilov Park, Almaty 50010, Kazakhstan
Phone Number: 7-727-2730539
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WOW! I hate churches but this was great!

Located in a nice park this church was great! It was massive and beautiful. I was very impressed considering I don't like going to churches at all. This was an exception! Very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Located in a nice park this church was great! It was massive and beautiful. I was very impressed considering I don't like going to churches at all. This was an exception! Very cheap religious souvenirs! For ladies: All women need their head covered, not sure why but all women were covered when entering the church!

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Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A really beautiful Russian Orthodox cathedral. Architecture is amazing from the outside, as well as the inside. Do note that ladies will need to cover their heads with a scarf to enter.

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A gem of Almaty. It is the most famous Russian Orthodox cathedral in all of Central Asia, and I see why. The outside is very beautiful, but the icons inside are what makes this place really unique. Many of the icons are encrusted with pearls, precious stones, and gold. It is definitely worth a quick look. Moreover, the park surrounding... More 

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very pretty view, historic attraction of the city. Memorial park dedicated to the WW2 was built around the cathedral. recommend to all who are interested in local history and architecture of 20th century,

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Zou should take care about lenght of your sleeves and trousers if you want visit this church. Location of this church is very nice, it is in park and near to this chutch is also monument of soldiers.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is one of the most ornate (and colorful!) church buildings that I have seen in my travels. It was very busy on the Saturday when I went, illuminating local spiritual practices. A quick but must-see stop in Almaty. Note: They do have a preferred dress code, but not all locals were following it. Women--they do have head scarves there... More 

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Very nice and picturesque church in the middle of the city. The park surrounded is also very nice. So one of the "must do" when you are in Almaty. If you are lucky you even hear them singing or when they run the clocktower. Fantastic

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is a historical and beautiful church located in the center of the park. I suggest to visit the church if you have time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This wooden cathedral is strikingly colorful but looks like it needs a bit of work, The interior was closed during our Saturday visit. In early August it was surrounded by a rose garden.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Located in a beautiful city park that also included Kazakh war hero memorials and wonderful landscaping. It was a nice experience to see the mix of Russian and traditional Kazakh people mingling and feeding pigeons on the expansive open areas surrounding this wonderful cathedral.

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