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I took a tourist there only to find out that the center closed down long time ago. The folks at Astana Motors that previously hosted it were not very helpful (the receptionist there had no idea what a Alma-Ata Art Center was).
Almaty is interesting as long as you make the effort to leave the main streets and to find cultural activities. There are quiet tree-lined roads between the main thoroughfares where locals walk and chat. The museums are good ( I went to three in one...More