During your stay in Astana walk along «Nurzhol» boulevard will give you feeling of lightness and comfort. Beautiful architectural objects erected by projects of foreign and domestic architects including one of the main sights of Astana – Baiterek are located along the boulevard. Public authorities buildings are comfortably settled at the boulevard: «KazMunaiGas» NC» JSC, Supreme Court of Kazakhstan, Senate and Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Ministry of Transport and Communications, «Kazakhstan Temir Joly» NC» JSC, National Archives of the Republic, «Keruen» shopping mall, House of Ministries, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Library, Majilis, as well as office buildings and apartment complexes.
The walk along the boulevard will allow you to admire the most unique and modern architectural buildings of the capital.
«Atameken» Kazakhstan map» ethno-memorial complex
Residents and quests of Astana have unique opportunity to see sights all over Kazakhstan not leaving its beautiful capital - Astana. «Atameken» Kazakhstan map» ethno-memorial complex provides you with such unique opportunity.
Round Square is beautiful architectural ensemble of interest national sculptures, flower alleys and fountains, and a number of other buildings arranged in a circle that is popular tourist destination. 12 sculptures «Nomads» symbolize main Turkic images. Dancer, guardian, shaman with kobyz, sage, rider and others are among them. Supermarket, restaurants and shops are placed in inner circle of the area for your comfortable stay.
«Shabyt» art palace
Embodiment of creative urgency of Astanais«Shabyt» art palacethatresembles cone with cut off top on slant by its form. Students study here on contemporary art specialties. Visual arts, design, art of ballet, choreography, sculpture, film and television are among them.
The Palace of Peace and Accord (Pyramid)
There are many wonderful buildings in the world, one of such buildings is in our capital, it is the Palace of Peace and Accord(Pyramid) - center of religious studies and religious tolerance.
«Defenders of the Motherland» memorial complex
Fountains in front alley, courageous faces on low relief, figure of mother in sorrowful silence andEternal Fire – memory of national heroism. «Defenders of the Motherland» monument is one of the most beautiful in the country. Bronze stele with mother figure stands on square elevated base with green slopes on three sides and wide staircase leading to it.
Battle of the Kazakhs with Dzhungars and participation of Kazakh people in the Great Patriotic War were expressed on both sides of the stele. Symbolic cup which holds the Motherland in her hands is covered with thin layer of gold leaf. Memorial with height of 24 meters contains 63 tons of pure Karaganda bronze.
By visiting the capital of Kazakhstan you certainly should visit cultural, educational and scientific-research complex «Nazarbayev center». There are three structures: Akmola Regional Universal Scientific Library named after S. Seifulin, national museum and concert hall.
Park for young people or Park for lovers
Astana is considered to be the city of youth. So, one of the favorite destinations of tourists and residents is park for lovers. Park for lovers is romantic place with romantic name. For its name the park should be due to bronze sculpture of fragile girl and boy who connected their hearts in gentle feeling. Even benches in the park bring you romantic, for example, «Bench of first kiss» or «Bench of reconciliation».
More than three thousand young lime trees, firs, pines, birches and poplars, as well as maples and elms not typical for this area are planted in the park. Fountain that is great and original by its architecture is located in the middle of the park. «Fountain created on the basis of metal, expresses time and duration of human life. You and your family will certainly enjoy the park for lovers.
The Museum of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
The Museum of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan is the newest sight in the history of the country. The museum will clearly show you the role of the First President N.A. Nazarbayev in the building of independent democratic state and formation of national sovereignty of the republic.
«Kazakhstan» Central Concert Hall
We invite you to visit concert hall made according to project of famous avant-garde designer – Manfredi Nicoletti. «Kazakhstan» Central Concert Hall is the first complex in the capital, equipped with modern technologies and perfectly suitable for concerts of stars of any value, official and ceremonial meetings, exhibitions, presentations and conferences.
Architectural features of the concert hall will pleasantly surprise its visitors. They give possibility to hold unique performances according to shorthand and acoustic requirements due to special materials and coatings, changing geometry of walls, acoustic traps on ceiling and mobile reflectors above orchestra. This fully applies to chamber and symphonic music, showing movies, opera and ballet. Exhibitions, political meetings, presentations, conferences with congresses are also often held here.
Monument for founders of the Kazakh Khanate Kerey and Zhanibek
Sculptural-art composition is located in park in front of the Museum of the First President. This monument is devoted to founders of the Kazakh Khanate Kerey and Zhanibek. The monument is made of pure bronze. Two figures of complex shape which are emphasized by compositionare placed on pedestal.
They symbolize the triumph of freedom, birth of new Khanate and beginning ofnew life. Kerey having the right of 1st Khan of the Kazakhs is depicted sitting in the saddlejust removed from the Khan's horse. Zhanibek Khan embodiescourage, pride and strength. He is depicted in full height.
The monument has greathistorical significance for the country. That is why the monument is visited by huge number of people who are interested in way to becoming strong and independent state.
«Hazret Sultan» mosque
Cathedral Mosque Hazret Sultan is one of the most modern sights in Astana today. It is the largest mosque in Central Asia, on construction of which fifteen hundred builders spent three years prior to its opening in 2012. The building itself resembles oriental palace and it is the most beautiful architectural monument in Astana. Classic oriental style distinguishes Hazret Sutlan mosque. White color was chosen as the main for facade and interior. White massive columns decorate central hall of the mosque. They reinforce sense of monumentality of this beautiful creation. Traditional Kazakh ornaments abound in interior decoration and facade.
The most important sight of Astana, as well as of Kazakhstan is the Residence of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Akorda. Akordaresidence has several floors. On the first floor you can see grand central hall, winter garden, hall for press conferences and ceremonial hall for officialmeetings on behalf of the President.
Theatre of animatronics - Jungle
Astana always amazes with its modernity. For example, new format theater– theater of animatronics operates in Astana. Here you will see classic theatrical performance that is crossed withwalking of robotic dinosaurs in jungle andriding waterslide.
«Alau» Ice Palace»
If you like skating, then you should definitely visit «Alau» Ice Palace». Ice Palaceequipped with the most modern equipment allows creating so-called «fast ice». Ice Arena is the heart of the palace that consists of ice track and 2 hockey courts.