St. Nicholas Cathedral, Almaty

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Feel the tranquility and light a candle at St. Nicholas Cathedral, a Russian Orthodox church in Almaty’s Almaly district. Set in a small green park with ornate gilt domes contrasting with white and pale cyan walls, the building's interior features elaborately painted walls, ceiling, and icons. You can also admire the relics of 20 different saints in the church. A similarly painted Sunday school, a library, and a reception hall stand adjacent to the cathedral, with a life-size statue of St. Nicholas next to the stairs leading to the main entrance. Having served in the past as a museum of atheism and a stable, the church has been reopened to worshippers since 1980. Using our online itinerary creator, Almaty attractions like St. Nicholas Cathedral can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Nikolsky Church. Is a small, lovely Church. Last Sunday, crowded in a devout Muslim. Nikolsky Bazaar next to the bazaar of ordinary people in, piling barracks, made of taste. It is not as in tourism.
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  • You will see probably automatically also the Cathedral during a visit to Almaty. Leihschals are available for ladies. It is not a "must", but it is worth a short visit.
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  • It's a beautiful small russian orthodox church situated in a popular place. It's not worth the visit if you had visited the Ascension Cathedral in Panfilov Park.  more »
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  • Situated in one of the many parks in Almaty, this venue is a fine example of Eastern Orthodoxy in a building. The exterior is exquisite in its features but the interior will take your breath away. I visited this location on a tour with the Almaty City Tours Company and their guide provided an excellent background of the building to me. Highly recommended.
  • A great Church. I was baptized here
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  • Beautiful miracle.
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  • One of the monuments of the old town. Nikolsky Cathedral is the orthodox temple. The main services are held in Saturday and Sunday.
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  • Beautiful Cathedral! Ringer-a good egg to hear bells straight fun!
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