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Zenkov Cathedral

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Address: Panfilov Park, Almaty 50010, Kazakhstan
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+7 727 273 0539
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Beautiful Cathedral set in a forest setting.

Set in the Park of 28 Panilov Heroes, you walk till you see the cathedral above the trees. We visited in winter and Snow White everywhere. Entrance is free to the Cathedral but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Set in the Park of 28 Panilov Heroes, you walk till you see the cathedral above the trees. We visited in winter and Snow White everywhere. Entrance is free to the Cathedral but no photography allowed. Said my prayers and walked around admiring the lovely paintings.

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Tashkent
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Feel the Russian side of Almaty. The cathedral is one of well preserved historical monuments in the city. If you had time and did not visit you may regret it

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Thank NazarovM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very well maintained Orthodox Cathedral in a predominantly Muslim country. Very different. The park around would be good in summer and was covered in snow as we went in winter. Feed the pigeons - you can buy the feed there itself.

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Thank Shiv C
New Delhi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a tourism specialist , I would recommend everyone to visit this place. A good feeling spot. Old world charm sand in the Muslim Country you get to see well preserved Cathedral

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Thank vikask
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

U cant miss this in Almaty, the obvious attractions to go, Nice architecture in the middle of the parks. Pleasant.

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Thank Boyzz C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service in the late afternoon was beautiful with a small choir tucked away behind the screen/scenes.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With chanting insence and rotating priests, beeswax candles, and a harmonious choir. Quite a feast for the senses.

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Thank torla42
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is very important for all Orthodox Christians in Kazakhstan. Created for religious purposes, as the Church, in Soviet times it was the Museum of History, after Independence the Cathedral was a return to the Orthodox Christian Church. This place is also very interesting from an architectural point of view. In addition, it is a pleasure to walk in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

A gorgeous building in the most beautiful setting. The park is huge with an amazing folk musical instrument museum in the grounds. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Overwhelming from the inside, and crammed with beauty and spirituality inside. A truly inspiring place. Many icons, wonderful paintings and art fill every available space. No photography allowed.

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