Ascension Cathedral
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Ascension Cathedral

One of the main Orthodox churches in Kazakhstan
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Almaty

Ascension Cathedral

One of the main Orthodox churches in Kazakhstan

The Ascension Cathedral of Almaty, also known as Zenkov Cathedral, is one of the biggest Orthodox cathedrals in Kazakhstan. It is located in the famous Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen.

The cathedral was opened in 1907, and since then the building has been through a lot. First, earthquakes, and then the formation of the USSR, when religions became forbidden and religious institutions were closed or destroyed. But this is all in the past and now the Ascension Cathedral is of great value for the culture of multinational Kazakhstan. This wooden church was built according to ancient technology - almost without nails. The interior of the temple is luxurious yet minimalist. Icons drawn by a talented painter N. G. Khludov are particularly good. They adorn the church's walls and iconostasis.

Zenkov Cathedral plays an important role in the lives of thousands of Orthodox Christians. Moreover, it is an invaluable architectural and historical landmark of Almaty. The temple surprises with its beauty, and also gives a feeling of inner peace to everyone who visits it, 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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