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Ледовый комплекс «Halyk Arena»Halyk Arena Ice Complex

Halyk Arena Ice Complex is the Palace of Sports and Culture in Almaty which was built in 2016 for the 2017 Winter Universiade. The facility is intended for sporting events in hockey, figure skating and other sports. The marble front hall in the main arena is equipped with a modern automatic access system providing maximum […]

Palace of Sports and Culture named after Baluan Sholak

The Palace of Sports and Culture named after Baluan Sholak was built by order of the State Committee for Physical Culture and Sports under the Council of Ministers of the Kazakh SSR in 1967. In the courtyard of the Sports Palace, international, all Union and republican boxing, basketball and karate competitions were held, performances by […]

Central stadium of Almaty

The central stadium of Almaty is a unique sports facility, which covers an area of over 10 hectares. The architects of the stadium were A. Kapanov and A. Kosov. It was built in 1955-1967, first of all – a large sports arena with stands for 30,000 seats, athletics tracks and sectors – went into operation […]

Sunkar International Ski Jumping Complex

Sunkar International Ski Jumping Complex is a ski jumping complex in Almaty, built for the 2011 Asian Winter Games to host ski jumping competitions. In 1956, under the supervision of Eduard Chuprov, a teacher of the Physical Culture Institute, the 55-meter springboard was restored, and a few years later the first republican competitions in ski […]

Museums Gylym Ordasy

Gylym Ordasy is a scientific and museum center in the city of Almaty, located in the building of the Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan. On February 11, 2010, the state-owned enterprise Gylym Ordasy was created by merging the House of Scientists and the Central Scientific Library under the authority of the Committee on Science of […]

Almaty Railway Museum

Almaty Railway Museum is a technical museum in Almaty, dedicated to the appearance of the first railways in Kazakhstan and their current state. The museum was opened in 1999. The largest railway museum in Kazakhstan by area. The exposition of the museum is located in the premises of one of the buildings of the RSE […]

Alley of Poetry

Opening ceremony of literary and cultural project “Alley of Poetry”, which had been built in the park “Gulder” of Zhetysu region of Almaty city, has been conducted on December 6, 2019 within the framework of the programme “Seven Edges of the Great Steppe”. Following guests from the creative class were invited to the ceremonial event: […]

Almaty Hippodrome

Almaty Republican Hippodrome was founded in March 1930. It is the oldest sports ground in Almaty city. The creation of the hippodrome has played a huge role in the establishment of selection and breeding sector aimed at improving the horse breeding in Kazakhstan. In Soviet times, it was one of the best hippodromes in USSR. […]

Monument-bust to Abay Kunanbayev

The monument-bust to Abay Kunanbayev (1845-1904) – the great Kazakh poet, philosopher, educator, the founder of the new Kazakh written literature and literary language is established in honor of the 175th anniversary of the poet in 2020. Author – T. Binasi. The hymn to humanism and faith in the boundless possibilities of the people, proclaimed […]

Bust monument to the thinker and writer Abu Nasr al-Farabi

Abu Nasr al-Farabi (872 – 950) was one of the greatest representatives of medieval Eastern philosophy, a world-famous thinker, mathematician, music theorist, linguist, botanist, astronomer and physicist. His range of knowledge was very wide – from religion, mathematics and philosophy, to music and politics. The philosopher spent many years in Baghdad– the cultural and political […]