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Ascension Cathedral

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Address: Gogol st. 40B | Panfilov Park, Almaty 50010, Kazakhstan
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+7 727 273 0539

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First time we visited inside the cathedral and it was very impressive. Not source if you are allowed to take photos, but some people were. We visited during some sort of service... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time we visited inside the cathedral and it was very impressive. Not source if you are allowed to take photos, but some people were. We visited during some sort of service and this was impressive. Check to see if females need a head scarf! Nobody said anything to use but it was obvious that all other women had a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The exterior is apparently made of wood which is amazing. The colours are so vivid. It was really busy and all women had their hair covered. I used my scarf which was fine because most women had their scarves showing the front of their hair. We blessed ourselves on the way in as I come from a catholic background which... More 

Thank DohertyNiamh
Belgrade, Serbia
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A distinctive architectural building of Zenkov Cathedral (Ascension Cathedral) is located in a green Panfilov Park of Almaty. The historical monument is one of the main sights of the city. The construction of the cathedral took place between 1904 and 1907. A.P. Zenkov had supervised the entire project. Particular feature of this wooden building is that it was erected according... More 

Thank VladaHrist
Rome, Italy
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful place, it was a pigeon rampage on the back side of the church, we had so much fun! It is placed within Palfilov park so it ideal for a walk and a coffee! Must visit!

Thank mitscaype
Almaty, Kazakhstan
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19 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

One of the few places in our city that deserves attention. Located in the Park of 28 Panfilov heroes.

Thank Yuriy Y
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152 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful to look at from the outside and even more wonderful inside. You do need to take your time if you want to look in detail.

Thank Laser8London
Vadodara, India
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337 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

One of the most beautiful place in Almaty a church inside the.park. we are told.it is all made.of.woods and.ni nails.used to make.it. quite big church with typical holy n pious atmosphere. Could not take any photograph for.it is restricted. Baptism ceremony of a child was going so observed the same. Nice place holy and.historic as well.

Thank JSS71
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The cathedral is one of cathedrals that survived communist era. Lovely architecture and loved the place. Worth visit.

Thank Sheikhoo B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The cathedral is totally made of wood. Free entrance. The cathedral is a little small, but very charming. The interior is classical for Roman Catholic cathedrals. No seats!

Thank Leon B
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful, colourful cathedral, worth visiting. Nice change from the mostly Sovjet style architecture in Almaty. Short walk through the park, close to the market.

Thank ellenl793

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