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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 one of the most beautiful Cathedrals in Almaty located in a nice park. Walk around it and see all those bright paintings on the walls and then go inside to feel the real... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It's one of the most beautiful Cathedrals in Almaty located in a nice park. Walk around it and see all those bright paintings on the walls and then go inside to feel the real atmosphere of real Cathedral. Depending on time of the day you may catch worship event there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

The cathedral is located in a nice park with monuments, walking paths, and beautiful gardens. There are pony rides for kids, many pigeons that can be fed, and little stands selling snacks and children's toys. The green bazaar is only 1 block away and can be walked to within 5 minutes.

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A beautiful Cathedral set in a large park in the center of Almaty, There are photos of the building standing after a major earthquake with no notable damage, was it a miracle or was it due to the fact that the builders did not use any nails only dowels, shafts and pins during construction. Either way it is worth a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

This is a must see if you're in Almaty and it is conveniently located inside the Panfilov Park which has other historical statues and must see monuments. The church is beautiful. I didn't get to go inside, but have read women must wear a head scarf. Recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The church is in Panfilov Park, which is a lovely place to visit. The church is beautiful and inside is just stunning - best of all it's free, unfortunately can't take photos on the inside. Women need to wear a headscarf

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Chelan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

You canit go wrong visiting the park and church. Quite a photo opportunity. It is only two blocks from the Green Market so it is a two star day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

While I am a protestant pastor, and not prone to "high church rituals," I have enjoyed visiting this cathedral since 1996. On this visit, my first since 2011, there was a communion service in progress (I love that we were allowed to sit and observe). The music was inspiring and worshipful (they always have the best singers). The art work... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Wonderful place to spend a Sunday afternoon. Colorful structure, very active, situated in a large park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The church was full of worshipers on Sunday afternoon. There was actually a line of people waiting to buy candles- the line was moving so slowly that I gave up my initial intent to light a candle. As with all orthodox churches, the decorations inside were impressive. Definitively worth seeing, both from the outside, and from the inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We walked to the cathedral on a Saturday evening from our hotel about three blocks away, and were fortunate to find a mass in progress. The cathedral itself is stunning, with an amazing decorated exterior with several domes, and a gorgeous interior full of icons and other artwork, but the mass made the experience spectacular. The choir was so good... More 

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