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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  • Beautiful complex of buildings, with in the middle this important and ancient Orthodox Church . Very rich inside , in its ornaments and religious objects. Must see in Almaty.  more »
  • Another famous church was being renovated, so visit here. A little small, but clean, was very good.
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  • This church is located in the city center, I am from the city of the hotel on foot, the outside of the church is a complex market, into the church is a different world, feel very quiet and comfortable, enjoy the Soviet era of the building features, it is worth a visit.
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  • An old Russian Orthodox Church with a kindly feel about it.
  • Such a beautiful church with many people praying. I felt emersed into the local culture.
  • 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.
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  • St. Nicholas Cathedral, better known as Nikolsky, is located on the street. Baitursynova, 56/5 in Almaty. It was built in 1908 on the funds of the inhabitants of the southwestern part of the then City of Verniy-on the area, which was called Kuchugur.
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