Almaty, or as it is affectionately called by the locals - Almatushechka, is a city of apples that will give you an unforgettable weekend.
The former capital of Kazakhstan is comfortably located at the foot of the Zailiysky Alatau mountains. Therefore, while walking around the city, you should periodically glance towards the south to enjoy the view of the snow-capped peaks.
Our tour will start from the Park of 28 Panfilovs - one of the most popular parks in the city. In the park, you can enjoy not only a huge green area of 18 hectares, but also honor the memory of the brave heroes of the division at an impressive granite triptych and other memorials.
Walking through the park, we will definitely visit the Ascension Cathedral - one of the tallest wooden buildings in the world. Inside the walls of the cathedral are decorated with colorful frescoes and a painted iconostasis.
I would like to admire the park further, but you have to go to other attractions. The next point is the Republic Square and the Independence Monument. When creating the Monument, the symbols of the republic were used: Baiterek and the Golden Man, and the square itself is the venue for state and city holidays.
From the square we will go to the Kok-tobe park, but not on foot, but on the gondola road. You will have a great chance to see the city from above and take memorable photos.
The park itself is located at an altitude of 1130 meters above sea level. The mountain is crowned with the tallest building in the city and one of its symbols is the television tower. In the park, you can have a bite to eat in a cafe or restaurant, visit the zoo and numerous attractions, including the Ferris wheel.
We depart the next day, but we won’t be able to leave completely - part of you will certainly remain in green Almaty!