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Zenkov Cathedral

Panfilov Park, Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Ranked #4 of 114 Attractions in Almaty
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Des Moines, Iowa
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106 reviews 106 reviews
43 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I went to this on a Friday evening. My tour guide said that it was one of the highest free-standing wooden cathedrals in the world. I went inside during the mass. There were people standing around and the inside was very ornate. The only thing I didn't like is there were no English signs to talk about the place. Otherwise,... More

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

It the middle of the park and the city, it is easy to access. Very decorated orthodox church. Always people, but not crowded. Worth of visiting!

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Cooperstown, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went on a gorgeous day, so it was absolutely stunning in the sunlight. The interior was spectacular. My only complaint was I saw others taking pictures so I assumed it was OK; it wasn't long before a unfriendly woman gestured that I needed to stop. I get it, it is place of worship, but it is so incredibly beautiful I... More

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This Russian Orthodox Cathedral is down Dostyk Avenue. It is located in a nice park with a square in front of the Cathedral where families gather at weekends to feed the pigeons and take pony rides or take a horse and carriage ride in the park.

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Amsterdam
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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

An amazingly beautiful wooden church in use by the local orthodox community - situated in the middle of a pleasant park. Definitely worth seeing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Wow, what an amazing structure. Walking through the streets around Panfilov Park, and even while you are walking through the park, you get glimpses of this amazing building. It's external grandeur is stunning. It's internal grandeur is astounding. You are not allowed to take photos inside. Let your senses soak in the detail instead and share your experiences verbally. This... More

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Hong Kong
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Beautiful Russian structure. Amazing to learn that it was made of wood. Can enter but we were too late.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

stopped by visited the park ... since the city is pretty small you can do al site seeing in one day ... but definitely go to local bazaar for shopping and bargaining on locally made goods

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A very unusual structure made out entirely out of wood located in the center of the park not far from other war monuments. Quite interesting details painted with vibrant colors. Unfortunately could only see the outside as it was closed (around 7:00 PM). A must attraction to visit

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London, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A pretty place to spend an hour or so. There was a constant procession of wedding parties entering and, a short time later, leaving the building. The atmosphere was all very friendly and the building was certainly one of the more attractive local sites. Around the perimeter of the park there are a small number of military relics and a... More

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