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Zenkov Cathedral, Almaty

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
Located in Panfilov Park, Zenkov Cathedral represents a rare religious structure made entirely out of wood, without any nails or metal components. Built in the late 19th century, the tall cathedral was used as a museum after the Communist revolution, but the Russian Orthodox Church restored its original purpose and publically reopened it in 1997. Explore the lavish Tardis-like interior assembled by artists and carpenters from Moscow and Kiev, and absorb the atmosphere infused with quiet religious chants and burned incense. Inspect the sacred relics and frescoes, along with elaborate gold and pearl paintings of the Virgin Mary. Respect the dress code during your visit. To visit Zenkov Cathedral and get the most from your holiday in Almaty, create itinerary details personal to you using our Almaty trip itinerary planner.
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  • Very beautiful building, everyon should visit it, lots of pretty painting. It is an small church but in very big and beautiful garden, many squirrel 
  • This is the Orthodox Church in Almaty's luxurious interior décor. Church around flower beds and landscaping was quite impressive.
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  • Being there as a visitor a couple of times, and every time is more impressive that the other. Beautiful cathedral, and it is nice to see that it is fully functional. 
  • This is, for me, the quintessential orthodox church. It was being lovingly maintained by parishioners while I visited. There's a curio shop at the entrance that sells iconography, but you need cash. They have some gorgeous stuff. The grounds surrounding it are also spectacular. Highly recommend!
  • Gorgeous sight! Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.
  • A well maintained church with a very lively atmosphere around.
  • Most historic wooden church... Largest wooden church without nails..
  • Superb ,beautiful place
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