Ascension Cathedral, Almaty
Located in Panfilov Park, Ascension Cathedral represents a rare religious structure made entirely out of wood, without any nails or metal components. Built in the late 19th century, the tall cathedral was used as a museum after the Communist revolution, but the Russian Orthodox Church restored its original purpose and publically reopened it in 1997. Explore the lavish Tardis-like interior assembled by artists and carpenters from Moscow and Kiev, and absorb the atmosphere infused with quiet religious chants and burned incense. Inspect the sacred relics and frescoes, along with elaborate gold and pearl paintings of the Virgin Mary. Respect the dress code during your visit. Use our Almaty day trip planning tool to add Ascension Cathedral and other attractions to your Almaty vacation plans.
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是世界上第二高木结构建筑物，全程没有使用一根钉子。而且1915年的阿拉木图大地震的幸存建筑物。 阿拉木图旅游服务，包车，导游，翻译，换汇。微信:rahat36 more »is the second highest wooden building in the world, without the use of a nail throughout. And the surviving buildings of the great Almaty Earthquake of 1915. Almaty Travel Services, chauffeur-drive, tour guide, translator, Exchange. WeChat: Rahat36
An excellent example of Orthodox architecture. Each of the finest details is designed with the utmost care. more »
It is the highest wooden orthodox church worldwide as far as I know. Very beautiful place for sightseeing and pray
Really nice and peaceful Orthodox cathedral in downtown Almaty. The interior and the exterior are beautifully decorated. After visiting the cathedral, be sure to spend some time going around the surrounding park, which is beautiful as well and makes for a very pleasant walk.
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