Almaty – Kazakhstan’s largest city and former capital – was founded in the XII century and was part of the Great Silk Road. Today Almaty ─ modern metropolis with developed infrastructure, willingly visited by tourists. Introducing the top 7 attractions Alma-Ata, which is really worth seeing.
It is from the Independence Monument, which is located on an area of the history of the symbol of Kazakhstan, it is necessary to begin a journey through the city. The monument is a high stele with a statue of the “golden man” at the top, framed bas-reliefs, which reflected the chronology of the development of the state.
Kazakh Theater of Opera and Ballet named after Abay
Classical Opera House Abay was built in the center of the city in 1934 and renovated 16 years ago. Here you can listen to classical opera, ballet or visit the concert of symphonic music.
Parks and “Old Square”
In Almaty, there are several beautiful parks. After a walk on them, you can look at the city area or “Old Square”. During the Soviet era in its center stood a statue of Lenin, is now in its place ─ monuments to heroes of the Great Patriotic War and Alie Moldagulova Manshuk Mametova.
Holy Ascension Cathedral
The cathedral, built of wood, is striking in its beauty and splendor for the past hundred years. It is located in the Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen. The height of the bell tower of the Cathedral – 54 meters, it is the second tallest wooden structure in the world.
Museum of Kazakh folk musical instruments
This unusual museum is located in the original building, similar to the Russian Terem. You can not only see more than 40 species of Kazakh folk instruments (dombra, kobyz, dabyl, saz syrnay, etc.), but also to take the game to them lessons or take part in the production of musical theater in the museum ─ like tourists traveling with children .
Medeo high-mountain sports complex, all with fantastic views. It also operates the cable car that will take tourists to the top of the 3200 meters high. Location is especially popular in the winter, when you can take a ride on the famous skating or skiing on snow-covered slopes.
At the Central Market of Alma-Ata, which is also called the Green Bazaar, the large quantity of local products – from nuts and dried fruit to cheese, honey, meat, milk, bread and vegetables. Particularly pleased with their friendliness sellers offering wine to everyone. Tourists are recommended to bargain when buying. Here you can try dishes of Kazakh cuisine.