St. Nicholas Cathedral, Almaty

4.3
#2 of 7 in Historic Sites in Almaty
Feel the tranquility and light a candle at St. Nicholas Cathedral, a Russian Orthodox church in Almaty’s Almaly district. Set in a small green park with ornate gilt domes contrasting with white and pale cyan walls, the building's interior features elaborately painted walls, ceiling, and icons. You can also admire the relics of 20 different saints in the church. A similarly painted Sunday school, a library, and a reception hall stand adjacent to the cathedral, with a life-size statue of St. Nicholas next to the stairs leading to the main entrance. Having served in the past as a museum of atheism and a stable, the church has been reopened to worshippers since 1980. Using our online itinerary creator, Almaty attractions like St. Nicholas Cathedral can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It is a very compact church near Jillyoni Bazaar. You are free to enter the church. There are many icons in the church, but they are all captivating. By all means, I recommend that you go on a long leg.
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  • This church is definitely not to be missed, it is gorgeous and at the time of prayer people sing prayers and chorals.
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  • An old Russian Orthodox Church with a kindly feel about it.
  • Such a beautiful church with many people praying. I felt emersed into the local culture.
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