This broad ceremonial square at the high southern end of Almaty, created in Soviet times, is a block uphill from Abay. The focal point...
St Nicholas Cathedral
The pale turquoise Nikolsky Sobor, with its gold onion domes, stands out west of the centre near the corner of Qabanbay Batyr and...
Club and international soccer matches are played at the Central Stadium.
Abay State Opera & Ballet Theatre
Almaty's top cultural venue; three or four performances a week at 18:30. Classics like Swan Lake, La Bohème, Aida and Carmen are a...
Good-value Russian food in a rustic, log-walled setting.
Lonely Planet review
Experienced agency offering treks, horse riding, rafting and bird-watching tours lasting one to two weeks for €400 to €1100.