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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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Must visit in Almalty

This Cathedral is just amazing, definitely a must go place in Almaty city. It is located in panfilov park, the were lots of married couple enjoyed their evening overthere before... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Kota Bharu, Malaysia
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Kota Bharu, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This Cathedral is just amazing, definitely a must go place in Almaty city. It is located in panfilov park, the were lots of married couple enjoyed their evening overthere before wedding dinner. It is just a short visit, around 30min, but you can also spend a evening there if have enough of time.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely a must go place when you visit Almaty. The outside is beautiful and the inside is just as good as the outside (if not better). You can feel the atmosphere.

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Nussbaumen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Almaty there are few buildings which are really worth seeing, Zenkov Cathedral is definitely one of them. It's an interesting mishmash of different architectural styles, has a typical rich orthodox interior and it's amazing that it's fully made out of wood, including the nails!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this church is very nice. surrounded by beautiful garden. garden is very big and beautiful.in side of church is is very beautiful.

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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best visited on a sunny day, when the colours of the building really shine. The church is very much in daily use still. When I visited on a weekend I was fortunate to see a wedding party outside the church posing for photos.

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cathedral is one of the must places to be seen in Almaty. Maybe the tallest wooden building in the World - around the same as Kerimaki Church in Finland.

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated in a very popular park, this cathedral is a must see. If you can get there during a religious ceremony, such as easter or Christmas, the atmosphere is spellbinding. No problems taking photos, but women should cover their hair and men should remove headgear as in all orthodox churches.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

An old cathedral which is quite well maintained. It provides regular services to the faithful Lovely Russian architecture. Set inside the panfilov park, this is a must visit for tourists.

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

If old buildings are your thing, it's worth checking out. Apparently all-wood with not a single nail anywhere, it survived the 1911 earthquake, which decimated the city. If you get a chance to go in during a service, all the better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

Located in Panfilov Park, the Zenkov Cathedral - constructed of wood with no nails - is one of the few structures that survived a massive earthquake in 1911 that leveled much of Almaty. During Soviet times it became a "museum" but was restored to its rightful status as a Russian Orthodox church in 1990. While you're in the area, also... More 

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