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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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It's a bummer that it is not allowed to take pictures inside the church but it makes you experience it more vividly. Its interior design really is reminiscent of Ecumenical... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a bummer that it is not allowed to take pictures inside the church but it makes you experience it more vividly. Its interior design really is reminiscent of Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and almost as splendid as it is.

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Thank beyzartukarslan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I know I have to type at least 100 characters. It is a beautiful Church built with no nails. I recommend visiting.

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Thank Erik H
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is a must to see in Almaty. You will not believe that it is built form wood only. Beautiful icons. Very spiritual.

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Thank DrekMafefer
Almaty, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the beginning of the 20th century this was one of the few buildings in Almaty that survived after the earthquake - it's wooden and made without nails. Very picturesque and tranquil place surrounded by green park.

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Thank Helenkz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the building is made of wood, not a nail in it. pretty cool. There was a service inside when we were there so we just peeked inside. it has a small gift shop if you like. there were a couple of folks outside looking for hang outs. I was there in the winter but I think the flowers in the... More 

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Thank Lara G
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to this cathedral a couple of times and it's amazing when you go inside. Would recommend going there for a visit if you're in Almaty

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Thank Andyg1966
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Worth a visit, the cathedral is nice.. would not blow your mind but.. it is inside a very nice park where you can have a walk and spend some time. Close by to Bazar.

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Thank amoiaraffaele
Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This is in a little plaza where parents and children gather to play, chase pigeons, and there are vendors etc. It's a great way to people watch without being an obvious tourist. We weren't able to go inside, but the exterior is quite stunning - such brightness in a city with so many Stalin relics...

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Thank MAC81667
Astana, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Lovely colourful cathedral with a fascinating history and a beautiful restored interior. In a lovely park, too.

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Thank Kathryn R
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This is the biggest church in Almaty and they did an excellent work at preserving the frescoes.They are a lot of icons inside most of Virgin Mary all decorated differently. It's surprisingly small inside. It's a must see.

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