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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  • This church was built fully with timber in an eclectic style ( the arches inside are Art Deco ! ) ,. The wood was then plastered over giving the impression of stone. Remarkable inside is a recent art ...  more »
  • Nikolsky Cathedral has a great story! Construction began in the year 1904 in temple relics of Grand Pantaleon since then and to this day during the godless authorities from the cathedral made Museum of atheism
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  • My second cathedral.. People who came in Almati sould see.. its classical orthodox cathedral.. but my friend said that its the central so crowded  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.
  • The child was baptized. It was all very formally. The ratio of Priests generally ostalilo a bunch of questions and candid perplexing.
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  • A great Church. I was baptized here
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  • Very beautiful church. One of the best in the city.
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  • Beautiful miracle.
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