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“must-see while in Almaty”

Ascension Cathedral
Ranked #2 of 200 things to do in Almaty
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“must-see while in Almaty”
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 .

Visited January 2014
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The Sea Ranch, California
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“Not to be missed if in Almaty”
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!

Visited December 2013
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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“A fascinating building”
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.

Visited December 2013
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Taunusstein, Germany
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“Very nice cathedral, inside and out. But small”
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 are in the neighbourhood.

When I was there they were doing some renovation inside, but this does not really spoil the church and was fairly discrete.

Visited November 2013
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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“very unique”
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 .

Visited June 2013
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