Alma-Ata is the largest metropolis of Kazakhstan, located in the foothills of the Zailiysky Alatau. Until 1997, it was the capital of the state and still remains a commercial and cultural center. One of the main attractions of the city is the Central State Museum, which presents thousands of exhibits related to the history of the country. In the center of the city there is a park named after 28 Panfilov guardsmen. On its territory rises a bright yellow Orthodox church - the Ascension Cathedral of the tsarist times.