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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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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW 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 5 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small interior. Very colorful exterior, and classic church feel interior. Near a burger king - God and cheeseburgers. In that order...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you need to spend a couple of hours imbibing the local architecture and a bit of religion on the side, this Cathedral is certainly something not to be missed. The architecture and finishing as well as the paintaings inside are absolutely fabulous.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If there's one thing I love more than interesting architecture, it's interesting architecture in an exotic locale.This cathedral in Almaty is impressive, both for the gilded excess of a Russian Orthodox church and for the fact that this awesome edifice was built in the early 1900's without using a single nail! I don't remember if they charge to enter or... More 

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Tirana, Albania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such a beautiful Cathedral in the park. Even if you don't have time to enter it at least make the effort to see it and take pictures.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Situated in a beautiful park and not far from a metro stop this has to be Almaty's best site. Beautiful coloured cathedral and stunning inside. The first time I went it was closed but I went back the next day and I went in. Dress code but didn't seem too strictly enforced.

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