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Address: Panfilov Park, Almaty 50010, Kazakhstan
Phone Number: 7-727-2730539
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Stunning Church

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Te Awamutu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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Istanbul
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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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Chesapeake, Virginia
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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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Bethesda, Maryland
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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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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The church is nice on the outside and inside, its diferent than most of the churches in western europe. The Russian Orthodox influence is dominant and I really enjoy the non-traditional colors on the outside.

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Almaty
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This wooden Orthodox Cathedral is claimed to be the highest Orthodox wooden building in the world. In Soviet time, it used to be the museum kind of natural science. Than it became a hall for the pipe organ music. And finally it returned to its origin. As it was already spoken, the only building survived after the earthquake at the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Really pretty with many decorated icons. You can light candles you purchase at the entry - very inexpensive.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We were taking a lunch break during our conference and decided to walk through a nice park. Imagine our surprise when we came upon this little gem. The colors are bright, sunny, and vibrant. This is a church that is in use, so we did not take pictures inside. But you can still get the feel for the place from... More 

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