Monument of Independence
The impressive sight of Almaty and one of the main symbols of the city are all about the Monument of Independence, located on the Republic Square
The impressive sight of Almaty and one of the main symbols of the city are all about the Monument of Independence, located on the Republic Square. The main idea of the image of the monument is the Golden Man, whose figure is located on the very top of the building and on the pages of Kazakhstan history, becoming a distinctive feature of the national culture of Kazakhstan.
In the center of the Independence complex is located a stela of 28 meters high (it is located between two tall buildings). A figure composition was built near its base, including the Sage-Heaven, Mother Earth and two children on stallions. Kazakhs have a proverb “Motherland begins with a family,” and this is exactly the idea that these architectural elements carry: the family is the solid foundation of each state. Here anyone can get acquainted with the history of the country described on ten bas-reliefs on the sides of the stele.
In the summer, fountains work in a cozy place of the Monument of Independence, so here you can just sit in the shade, relaxing and enjoying the “vibration” of the city.