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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  • November 2017 this was covered up as there is work going on to bring the building back up to former glory. its still ok, but dont go out your way to see because of the building works, not sure when th...  more »
  • 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 »
  • 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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  • 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.
  • 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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  • Христос воскресе!
  • Among the cathedrals to visit to Almaty
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