Top places in Astana that are worth to visit!

Baiterek Tower

If you already can’t imagine New York without the Statue of Liberty, same thing with the symbol of the modern capital is Baiterek Tower. Is right place of your starting point of your tour around city. The monument symbolizes the idea of the Kazakh people related to the structure of the universe. According to the legend, Baiterek is the tree of life, the destination of the sacred bird, Samruk. The height of the tower - 105 meters. At the height of 97 meters there is an observatory - a platform that allows you to see the city from a bird's view. The number 97 has not been selected at random. It symbolizes the year when the capital Astana ads.
Working hours: Open daily except Monday, 10:00–18:00
Price: 700 tg for adult, 300 tg for children ages 5-15.
Address: Astana, 14 Nurly Zhol Boulevard

The Sphere Nur Alem

The most significant tourist object of the EXPO-2017 after-exhibition heritage is the Nur Alem pavilion-museum. Presently, the Nur Alem is the mostly visited tourist’s objects. The residents and guests of Astana get the possibility both to have fun and to enrich them with unique knowledge concerning the energy, its sources and ways it is used.
The Nur Alem pavilion is the 8-floored building having a unique spherical shape. The conception is represented as the Future Energy Museum.
Working hours: Open daily except Monday, 10:00–19:30
Price: 1500 tg for adult, children under 6 years old can go free.
Address: Astana, 53/2 Mangylik El street

The Palace of Peace and Reconciliation

Palace of Peace and Consent is one of the sightsee­ing attractions of the capital. Pyramid has become a symbol of unity of different religions, ethnicities and cultures, and openness of the people and the state around the world. The idea of creating a «Palace of Peace and Consent» belongs to the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and was presented by him on the first «Congress of World and Traditional Religions» held on September 23–24, 2003 in Astana. The construction of the pyramid was completed in 2006, and the concert hall was opened by Montserrat Caballe.
Working hours: Open daily, 10:00–18:00
Price: Please check the calendar of events
Address: Astana, 57 Tauelsyzdyk Avenue

Khan Shatyr

The architect of the shopping and entertainment center "Khan Shatyr" is the famous Norman Foster, who designed many of the modern facilities not only in Astana, but also in London and many cities in the world.
The unique shell of the tent allows you to maintain a comfortable microclimate inside the building, even if outside the raging storms or cold rage, that usual for Astana residents. Consistently good weather and plenty of sunshine - a business card of "Khan Shatyr".
Working hours: Open daily, 10:00–23:00
Address: Astana, 37 Turan Avenue

Ailand Oceanarium

The oceanarium of the city of Astana is the entertainment center “Ailand” (formerly “Duman”) – a piece of boundless ocean in the heart of the arid steppe zone. The oceanarium still remains the first and only of its kind in Kazakhstan and is rightfully considered the most remote from the ocean in the whole world. The distance from the nearest ocean is more than 3000 km. Due to this feature, the aquarium is listed in the Guinness Book of Records.
Working hours: Open daily, 10:30–22:30
Price: 3000 tg for adult, children under 6 years old can go free.
Address: Astana, 2 Kurgalzhinskoe shosse

Palace of Independence

Astana amazes the imagination of tourists and visitors of the city with an abundance of modern futuristic buildings and structures. One of such buildings is the Palace of Independence, which, despite its name, does not at all resemble either a palace, a castle or an ordinary building in the classical style. The construction in the form of a trapezium made of glass, decorated over a zigzag-like snow-white grating, in the opinion of the architects who are developing the project, perfectly symbolizes both Kazakhstan’s independence and the dynamism of the development of this state and its young capital.
Working hours: Open daily except Monday, 10:00–18:00
Price: 300-400 tg.
Address: Astana, 52 Tauelsyzdyk Avenue

The State Theatre of Opera and Ballet Astana Opera

If the guest is an adherent of cultural rest, then necessarily bring him to the opera and ballet theater "Astana Opera". This building is recognized as a monument of architecture of national importance. His huge columns, even the tallest man, make you feel tiny. The theater was built in classical style for 3 years, and specialists from 33 countries worked on the project. Today the best Kazakhstani troupes perform on the stage of the theater, and if you plan a trip in advance, you can buy a ticket for gala concerts.
Price: Please check the calendar of events
Address: Astana, 1 Kunayev Street

Hazrat Sultan Mosque

The grand mosque Hazret Sultan is one of the most beautiful buildings in Astana and embodies the spiritual wealth of the Kazakh people.
It is the second largest mosque in Central Asia after Turkmenistan’s Turkmenbashi Ruhy mosque. The name Hazret Sultan means “saintly sultan”, one of the epithets of the Sufi sheik Khoja Akhmet Yassawi, author of the Divan-i Hikmet and whose mausoleum is in Turkestan. The mosque is built in a classical Islamic style and uses traditional Kazakh ornaments. It consists of three floors. The first floor has a wedding hall and other auxiliary rooms. On the second floor a men’s prayer room for four thousand people is located. The third floor contains a women’s prayer room for one thousand people.
Address: Astana, 48 Tauelsyzdyk Avenue

Triumphal arch «Mangilik El»

Triumphal arch (Arc de trionf) “Mangilik El” was opened on the initiative of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s December 16, 2011-the year in honor of the 20 anniversary of independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan. At a ceremony marking the opening of the monument, the head of State stressed that “Mangilik El” symbolizes the triumph of Kazakh people, leading a centuries-old dream of independence and sovereignty of their country.  Inside the monument installed elevator for visitors with special needs, but the number of visitors will climb the stairs to the observation deck, accompanied by professional guides who will be able to tell about the history of the city and the formation of the capital.
Working hours: Tue-Sun, Winter 10:00–19:00, Summer 10:00–22:00
Price: 500 tg
Address: Astana, Magilik El street

Nurzhol boulevard

A single architectural ensemble that connects Khan-Shatyr with President Ak Orda's residence, passing along the Bayterek road. An excellent place for walks among row of fountains, flowers paths, unusual high-rise buildings and the same unusual national sculptures with ethno-elements of nomadic culture.
Working hours: all the time
Address: Astana, Nurzhol boulevard