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Ascension Cathedral

Gogol st. 40B | Panfilov Park, Almaty 50010, Kazakhstan
+7 727 273 0539
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Russian Era Cathedral

In the midst of Panfilov's park stands an imposing structure - The Ascension Cathedral. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chetan U
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Fascinating, indeed.

This is a marvellous cathedral, and my visit was infinitely enhanced by my guide, the knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Winnipeg, Canada
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Gogol st. 40B | Panfilov Park, Almaty 50010, Kazakhstan
+7 727 273 0539
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Reviewed 2 days ago

In the midst of Panfilov's park stands an imposing structure - The Ascension Cathedral. Beautiful and well maintained reminiscent of Russian architecture. Well worth a visit

Thank Chetan U
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a marvellous cathedral, and my visit was infinitely enhanced by my guide, the knowledgeable and erudite Dennis Keen. The history is interesting, of course, but the story of its domination and regeneration during and after the Soviet regime is quite extraordinary. The icons...More

Thank MaxGlobetrotter
Reviewed 6 days ago

Located in Panfilov park, the church is beautiful and the park is a wonderful place to walk around and relax. Entry is free; women have to cover their heads with scarfs. Best time to visit the church is during later afternoon, the sun shines on...More

Thank yeonghaur
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful orthodox cathedral in the middle of a park. It was simply beautiful from outside. There are several horse-drawn vehicles outside which the children tends to enjoy riding at. Relaxing at the park outside is good if the weather is not very hot.

Thank Glens613
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If there is one place that I would hang out and just sit for ages then it would be the park with a view of this historical cathedral. Beautiful colours and decorations as well as a wonderful interior - it is a pleasure to watch...More

Thank WMBandit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice small cathedral if you're looking for Russian Orthodox church. Women will need their heads covered with a scarf but that is provided at the entrance.

Thank Yu Jin N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The old wooden Russian Orthodox Cathedral built more than 100 years open to public to come and worship. The interior decoration is amazing and beautiful. The park outside is a good place to hangout and relax.

Thank bambooKK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This old wooden cathedral is one of the only buildings left standing after the earthquake in early 1900'erds. It is newly restored and very beautiful.

1  Thank JLC-1972
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was just walking and walking around Almaty, never been there, no idea what the cathedral would be like. I ended up just sitting outside, people watching and enjoying this gorgeous cathedral. If the weather is good, I suggest relaxing and people watching while enjoying...More

1  Thank mcjava100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ascension Cathedral in Panfilov Square in Almaty is a grand cathedral that is open to all to come and worship. We poked around inside admiring the architecture and stayed for a service we did not understand but enjoyed anyway. Beautiful setting, peaceful house of prayer.

Thank JGDynamo
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