Ascension Cathedral
Ascension Cathedral
4.5
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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  • KatielouAustralia
    Hobart, Australia1,734 contributions
    Beautiful Russian Orthodox Cathedral
    This beautiful five-domed, three-aisled cathedral was built entirely from wood in the early 1900s. When the country was under Soviet rule it was feared that this building would be ruined but luckily it survived. Stunning gold everywhere inside and the unique exterior is also a delight.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 June 2023
  • Paul Legate
    United Kingdom20,374 contributions
    Distinctive cathedral in Central Almaty
    The Ascension Cathedral is a brightly coloured and distinctive Russian Orthodox cathedral and is located in Panfilov Park in Central Almaty. It is also known as Zenkov Cathedral and was completed in 1907, the cathedral was made out of wood but without the use of nails. We paid a visit inside which was incredibly ornate and of typical Russian Orthodox style. The cathedral was getting a fair bit of interest when we visited, it is definately worth exploring when in the city.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 June 2023
  • Paul Legate
    United Kingdom20,374 contributions
    Beautiful cathedral in Panfilov Park
    The Ascension Cathedral is a brightly coloured and distinctive Russian Orthodox cathedral and is located in Panfilov Park in Central Almaty. It is also known as Zenkov Cathedral and was completed in 1907, the cathedral is made out of wood but without the use if nails. We visited inside which was incredibly ornate and of typical Russian Orthodox style. The cathedral was getting a fair bit of interest when we visited, it is definately worth exploring when in Almaty.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 July 2023
  • Arindam G
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates219 contributions
    Beautiful Cathedral in Panfilov Park in Almaty
    We visited the Ascension or Zenkov cathedral on a summer day which is the biggest attraction in the Panfilov Park. The exterior of the Russian Orthodox cathedral, made out of wood (without nails) was equally impressive as it's ornate interiors with gorgeous icons and paintings depicting various religious stories. A must visit when coming to Almaty.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 11 July 2023
  • BuRaiR
    Muscat Governorate, Oman1,976 contributions
    Lovely Cathedral.
    A lovely cathedral in the heart of Al Maty. Very beautiful architecture with beautiful colours. The cathedral is open for tourist and there is no fees to be paid. You can also chill outside the church and watch locals/tourists walking around. Nice place.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 July 2023
  • Frances B
    Yorkshire, United Kingdom911 contributions
    Simply beautiful
    The Ascension Cathedral is magnified. It is one of the highest wooden buildings and is the highest wooden Orthodox church in the world. It stands 46m high. It is beautiful both in design and colour. It stands in a wonderful park which has a lovely family vibe. There are carriage rides, games and wildlife within the park. Entry is allowed into the church but appropriate clothing is stipulated and women also covering their hair with a head scarf. Head scarves are provided at the door of the church. The interior is just as impressive. Photographs are allowed and there are opportunities to buy candles to light from the church shop next door. I highly recommend visiting this church If are visiting on the hour you may be fortunate in hearing the church bells chiming.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 25 October 2023
  • MissHK2009
    Hong Kong, China3,887 contributions
    An Elegant Orthodox Church
    This is a very elegant and beautiful Orthodox Church next to a park, 15 from the nearest metro station on foot. The area is tranquil that worths a stroll around. It's near to the green market so one can visit all in one go.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 October 2023
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Laurent G
Doha, Qatar20 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
Beautiful cathedral, full of spirit and soul. Located in a marvelous and quiet park. You can purchase candles in a small house close to the cathedral.
Written 5 December 2023
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Ann_CatherineNorway
Oslo, Norway355 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
Beautiful orthodox church in familiar layout and interior design. Lots of gold and beautifull icons. If you are close by, do visit this church. Female visitors: Remember to cover your heads.
Written 2 December 2023
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Jan T
Leidschendam, The Netherlands1,111 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Highlight The highlight of our stay in Almaty. Beautiful both from the outside, even in the rain, and from the inside.
Written 9 November 2023
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MissHK2009
Hong Kong, China3,887 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
This is a very elegant and beautiful Orthodox Church next to a park, 15 from the nearest metro station on foot. The area is tranquil that worths a stroll around. It's near to the green market so one can visit all in one go.
Written 28 October 2023
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Haytham Abu Firas
Qatar14,440 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Believed to be the second tallest wooden church in the world. Located in Panfilov Park, also known as Zenkov Cathedral. Had a short visit. Well decorated with beautiful architecture.
Written 26 October 2023
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Frances B
Yorkshire, UK911 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
The Ascension Cathedral is magnified. It is one of the highest wooden buildings and is the highest wooden Orthodox church in the world. It stands 46m high.
It is beautiful both in design and colour.
It stands in a wonderful park which has a lovely family vibe. There are carriage rides, games and wildlife within the park.
Entry is allowed into the church but appropriate clothing is stipulated and women also covering their hair with a head scarf. Head scarves are provided at the door of the church.
The interior is just as impressive. Photographs are allowed and there are opportunities to buy candles to light from the church shop next door.
I highly recommend visiting this church
If are visiting on the hour you may be fortunate in hearing the church bells chiming.
Written 25 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Nguyễn Thùy An
Nha Trang, Vietnam4 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
The church is very beautiful both inside and out in terms of design and materials. The surroundings are very peaceful. The park has many big trees and lots of shade.
Written 12 August 2023
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BuRaiR
Muscat Governorate, Oman1,976 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
A lovely cathedral in the heart of Al Maty. Very beautiful architecture with beautiful colours. The cathedral is open for tourist and there is no fees to be paid. You can also chill outside the church and watch locals/tourists walking around. Nice place.
Written 17 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Arindam G
Dubai, United Arab Emirates219 contributions
Jun 2023
We visited the Ascension or Zenkov cathedral on a summer day which is the biggest attraction in the Panfilov Park. The exterior of the Russian Orthodox cathedral, made out of wood (without nails) was equally impressive as it's ornate interiors with gorgeous icons and paintings depicting various religious stories. A must visit when coming to Almaty.
Written 11 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Paul Legate
United Kingdom20,374 contributions
Jun 2023 • Friends
The Ascension Cathedral is a brightly coloured and distinctive Russian Orthodox cathedral and is located in Panfilov Park in Central Almaty. It is also known as Zenkov Cathedral and was completed in 1907, the cathedral is made out of wood but without the use if nails. We visited inside which was incredibly ornate and of typical Russian Orthodox style. The cathedral was getting a fair bit of interest when we visited, it is definately worth exploring when in Almaty.
Written 3 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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