The Zenkov’s Cathedral in Almaty

Виртуальный тур

This orthodox cathedral is deservingly considered as one of the most interesting architectural monuments in Almaty. The wooden building, towering at a height of 56 meters, was constructed in the beginning of the XXth century. Built under the guidance of engineer Andre Zenkov, without the use of a single nail, it was one of the few pre-Soviet buildings to survive the earthquakes of 1910 with nothing more than a bent spire.The cathedral has six spires made of iron, and its internal fresco was created by the artist, Nikolay Khlydov. The cathedral is in the centre of Panfilov Park, named after the 28th Panfilov Battalion, including the guardsmen of the 316th shooting division, all of whom served with distinction during the defense of Moscow in 1941/1942.


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