St. Nicholas Cathedral, Almaty

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#2 of 6 in Historic Sites in Almaty
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. A visit to St. Nicholas Cathedral represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Almaty vacation route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • August 4, 2017
    Don't expect too much...still worth going there if you are close by. the interior resembles the usual Orthodix church with gold and icons.  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    Only a year younger than Ascension Temple. Years of construction 1904-1908. Created by architect s. k. Troparevskogo. The same Executive Director technical projects and the head of the church construction was the architect a. p. Zenkov, transforms the Voskresensky Temple. It is noteworthy that in its history was closed only once from 1936 to 1945 year.
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  • June 23, 2017
    Very nice Church the Church was rekotruovan and is therefore beautiful decorated entrance is free to all without a problem, I recommend to visit
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  • September 19, 2016
    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.
  • February 28, 2016
    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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  • June 26, 2016
    Beautiful Cathedral! Ringer-a good egg to hear bells straight fun!
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  • April 21, 2017
    Христос воскресе!
  • June 6, 2016
    Among the cathedrals to visit to Almaty
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