Ascension Cathedral
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Ascension Cathedral

One of the main monuments of the Orthodox faith in Kazakhstan.
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Almaty

Ascension Cathedral

One of the main monuments of the Orthodox faith in Kazakhstan.

The Ascension Cathedral of Almaty or Zenkov Cathedral is one of the main monuments of the Orthodox faith in Kazakhstan. The landmark temple is located in the famous Park named after 28 Panfilov Guardsmen.

For the first time, the doors of the Ascension Cathedral were opened back in 1907, and since then it has survived many events that shook the entire local diocese of that time. First, earthquakes, and then the period of Soviet power, when shrines were massively closed throughout the country. But this is all in the past and now the Ascension Cathedral is of great value for the memorable culture of multinational Kazakhstan. The uniqueness of the wooden building is that it was built on one of the old building technology, which, for the most part, does without the use of nails. The interior of the temple at the same time luxurious and reserved, here you can clearly feel the breath of time. Particularly good are the talented works of icon painter N. G. Khludov, adorning the walls and iconostasis.

Zenkov Cathedral plays an important role in the lives of thousands of Orthodox Christians, as well as being an invaluable architectural and historical landmark of Almaty. The temple surprises with its beauty, and also donates a feeling of inner peace and security to everyone who is within its walls, regardless of religion.

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1 Day / Almaty City tour

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Short tours, winter tour, summer tour, spring tour, autumn tour, Kazakhstan, Cultural Tour Almaty is the biggest city in Kazakhstan, located in the south east part of the country. The population is around 1,8 million inhabitant. The city was very famous for be the old capital and the city remain the economic, financial and the cultural center of all Kazakhstan and Central Asia. It’s very ethical city, full of older buildings, oriental bazaars, church, mosques and a lot of other interesting things to see. Tour program: 09.00 – Pick up from the Airport or you hotel ( starting time can change based on your request ) 09.30 – Visit of the Ascension Cathedral, the famous beautiful Russian Orthodox cathedral 10.00 – Visit the Green Bazaar and the Central Mosque 12.00 – Transfer to Koktobe, and lunch in amazing restaurant where you can see all the city from the top 14.00 – Visit of Shimbulak mountain resort ( by cable railway ) and time for small excursion around the area 16.30 - Go back to the hotel, Dinner not included Tour Price per person with English speaking guide: 1 person: 150 Euro 2 people: 125 Euro 3 people: 100 Euro 4-15 people: 85 Euro Tour with private taxi ( and not private car ): 10% off *Guide in Italian, French, Spanish, German availability and price on request with at least one month’s notice. What is included: Lunch, transportation by Jeep / off-road car/duster (depending on road conditions), half bottled water a day, museums fees, park fees, english speaking guide, driver, gas, pick up and drop off. What is not included: Personal expenses, tips, airfare, travel insurance, visa expenses, extra beverage ( during meals is included only water or tea ).

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