Walking tour "Recent past of Almaty"


Duration of the tour: 1.5 ― 2 hours

Price: 10000 KZT per hour

Languages: Russian, English

Transportation: super modern and comfortable metro

During the walking tour with the guide you will see the recent past and its connection with the present of Almaty city.

You will visit the most famous park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen, which is nearby the most ancient orthodox cathedral, monument of Fame for warriors of the World War II, museum of Kazakh national musical instruments and many other sights.

You will see the following places with full information about them:

Dostyk Hotel ― the starting point of the walking tour. The hotel was built on the money of communist party, in the end of the era of developed socialism, and was reconstructed into modern five-star luxury hotel.

Abay metro station ― the deepest station in the city. Its depth is 78 m under ground. The length of the escalator ― 92 m.

A trip on modern and comfortable metro.

Jibek Joly metro station ― in translating from Kazakh language, it means "the Silk Way" ― the name of great trade, that made its way through Kazakhstan in ancient times

The office of Almaty Metro ― the brain and the heart of Almaty subway. The postmodern style building has engineering, dispatching premises and offices.

The monument to Baurzhan Momyshuly, participant of the Second World War and the Battle for Moscow, Hero of the USSR, writer, and theoretician of the military art.

Museum of Kazakh national musical instruments ― a sample of wooden architecture of Vernyi city (former name of Almaty) in the beginning of XX century. There are more than 1000 unique showpieces ― Kazakh, Russian, Uyghur and Dungun musical instruments.

The house of army, formerly known as the House of Officers and the museum of military history of the World War II.

The eternal flame lit in memory of the victims of the World War II, and the guard of honor.

Memorial on the Military feats of 28-Panfilov Guardsmen Division.

Ascension Cathedral ― the oldest active Orthodox church lived through many natural and social upheavals.

The mysterious graves of the old park.

The monument to Tokash Bokin ― revolutionist and the official of the first years of Soviet regime, whose biography is still completely unknown.

Arasan Bathhouse ― one of the few, and most likely the only bathhouse complex in modern style built in the USSR.

Almaty Arbat ― a place of meetings and trade shows of artists, street musicians and entertainers.