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St. Nicholas Cathedral, Almaty
(4.4/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web)
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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  • long walk from city center, ok since i admired everything along the way. 2 people in the neighborhood couldn't tell me where it was, one even checked his phone. finally i walked around the corner and ...  more »
  • very beautiful place, located in the old part of the city. in a beautiful location in the old part of the city. Conveniently accessible from any part of the city.
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  • This little church is quite hidden but its bright colour helps the traveller find it. Outside it's always busy, there are vendors, beggars, repairmen outside. Inside you will find the usual incredible...  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.
  • Beautiful Cathedral! Ringer-a good egg to hear bells straight fun!
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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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  • Among the cathedrals to visit to Almaty
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  • One of the oldest Orthodox churches in Almaty. And during Soviet times.
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