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Ascension Cathedral Zenkov (Almaty)

Attractions of the park 28 Panfilov Guardsmen

Photo tour to Ascension Cathedral

Ascension Cathedral, Russian Orthodox Church (cathedral church or (cathedral). The cathedral was founded on September 26, 1904, on the 50th anniversary of the city of Verny (now Almaty). The authors of the project are talented architects K. A. Borisoglebsky and S. K. Troparevsky, and the construction was led by the son of P. M. Zenkov, the first chief of Verny in 1877-1888, civil engineer A. P. Zenkov. religious institution.

Ascension Cathedral in Almaty - how to get there

The Ascension Cathedral is located in the city of Almaty, in the park of 28 Panfilov guardsmen, which is dedicated to the heroes of the Great Patriotic War in the Almalinsky district along Gogol Street.

Ascension Cathedral - history

Ascension Cathedral in 1929-1995 the church was used as a museum. In 1995, after the restoration of the Russian Orthodox Church, Orthodox services were revived again. Restoration work was carried out in 1997. The church is included in the state list of protection of historical and cultural monuments of republican significance as a monument of architecture and history of the Republic of Kazakhstan. This is the second tallest building in the world, with a structure of 56 m high, built only from trees fastened together with iron brackets. In 1911, during the devastating earthquake in Verny, when all the houses were destroyed, only one cross of the church was bent. The church has six columns ending in iron crosses, the interior structures were made in the art workshops of Russia and Ukraine, the artistic images of the saints were painted by the artist Nikolai Khludov.

Ascension Cathedral


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