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Zenkov Cathedral

Panfilov Park, Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Ranked #3 of 106 attractions in Almaty
Type: Religious Sites
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Alma-Ata, Almaty City, Kazakhstan
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We visited twice the very beutiful chicrch in the center of Almaty. It is located in a big park named after 28 heroes and surrounded by big pine trees and roses. It's made from natural wooden (giant christmas trees from Alatau mountains). It's realy fantastic place! We recommend to everybody.

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Ok, besides the little trivia above the cathedral is a beautiful piece of architecture. Built without nails the building survived the 1911 earthquake undamaged. It's located in a very nice park popular with students and old folk alike.

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Ghent, Belgium
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58 reviews 58 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Worth visiting while in Almaty. Located in a nice park, which creates a special atmosphere. Old and nice cathedral ...!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

One of the oldest cathedrals in the city. This is a must see place while in Almaty. This Cathedral islocated in the center of the beautiful park. Worth place to visit .

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San Francisco, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Not to be missed if in Almaty a beautiful cathedral! Make sure you wear your head, shoulders and knees covered or the babuskas will scold you!

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
16 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

A very attractive, colourful and interesting building in a nice park in the centre of town. It is free to enter but you can make a contribution if you like. Everyone was very quiet and respectful. Well worth a visit.

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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

This is a very nice cathedral both from the outside and the inside (no photos allowed). Although really, it is a church because it is pretty small inside. It is typical Russian in many ways and it is well looked after and most visitors are in fact worshipers. It is certainly worth popping in to have a look if you... More

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

the building is very amazing also thinking that the whole stucture is connected and kept together without using a single metal nail , very unique .

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Toronto, Canada
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

If you have a chance to go inside, I recommend. Take some tenge to buy candles, which you light and make a wish for each one you light. It's an Eastern Orthodox tradition. While I was there a wedding was happening, but I would suggest exercising normal respect as this is a holy place. For women, the tradition seems to... More

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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119 reviews 119 reviews
44 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Iconic church on the grounds of Panfilov Park. Generally clear of trinket salespeople but you will notice carriage rides on offer along with food, drink and small cars for little ones to drive around on. Catch it in late morning or afternoon for good light to photograph. There are plenty of trees along the path to keep you shaded on... More

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