The museum was established in 1995. The collection of the ECO-Museum contains a huge number of exhibits collected throughout Kazakhstan. Among them, there are even fragments of aircraft and missiles, industrial and military equipment of Soviet and post-Soviet times. The museum’s exposition tells a lot of interesting things about the country’s minerals, the stages of their extraction and processing, and points to the problems of the Baikonur cosmodrome associated with the fall of rockets. The museum provides extensive coverage of the history of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site, the tests that took place there, and how they still affect the environment.
The largest park in Kazakhstan, which is the former Central Park of Culture and Recreation named after the 30th anniversary of the Komsomol. The history of the Central Park of Karaganda dates back to 1935, when they began to build a reservoir and improve the territory around it, creating green areas, equipping the shore. In 1946, the park was officially opened to the public. In Central Park, you can go on rides, walk along alleys, engage in active sports, walk or jog along the shores of the lake, which is located in the center of the park. One of the most popular attractions in the Central Park of Karaganda is everyone’s favorite rides, which can be enjoyed by both children and adults.
The Karaganda Regional Museum of Local History is one of the largest museums in the Karaganda region. At the beginning of its existence, the current Local History Museum of Karaganda had 712 exhibits and 7 employees. The building was equipped with a darkroom, a working narrow-band film camera, as well as a slide projector and a gramophone. In 1936, an expedition of the USSR Academy of Sciences sent many minerals to the museum’s fund. In 1940, the museum staff, headed by Professor Kiselyov, went on their first archaeological expedition, during which 15 graves of the Bronze Age were studied, as a result of which unique cultural monuments of the Andronovo era were discovered.
The Museum of Memory of Victims of political Repression in the village of Dolinka, opened in 2002, contains facts about the tragic fate of thousands of prisoners who suffered from the policies of the Soviet regime. The museum’s exhibits tell not only about Karlag, but also about the events that preceded its formation. It demonstrates the life of Kazakhs, household items, touches on the topic of forced collectivization, confiscation of property and their consequences. It is located at a distance of about 45 km from Karaganda. Karaganda correctional labor camp (abbreviated Karlag) was established in 1931. It was one of the largest camps in the USSR, its territory stretched for several hundred kilometers.
The regional central mosque is located in the ethnopark named after the “10th anniversary of Independence”. The mosque is one of the largest mosques in Kazakhstan. The capacity of the mosque is 4000 people. The mosque is three-storeyed, the height of the four minarets is 51 meters. In addition, above the mosque is the main dome with a height of 12 meters and 8 small domes. On the second floor there is a men’s prayer hall for 3,200 people, on the third floor there is a women’s prayer hall for 800 people. The mosque in the traditional style is decorated with Kazakh ornaments. When decorating the interior, all products, from artistic ceramics to carved lattices, were made by local craftsmen. Mosques in Arabia, as well as a mosque in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), were taken as a model for the design.
The Holy Vvedensky Cathedral in Karaganda is the main church of the Karaganda and Shakhty diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church in the city. St. Vvedensky Cathedral is considered one of the largest in size among all Orthodox churches in the country. The idea of building a new cathedral in Karaganda belongs to Bishop Jan Pavel Lenge. On September 9, 2012, the cathedral was solemnly consecrated by the Dean of the College of Cardinals, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, legate of Pope Benedict XVI. The current rector of the cathedral since September 2019 is Priest Vladimir Nemets.
The Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima is a Catholic church located in Karaganda, Kazakhstan. The church serves as the cathedral of the Diocese of Karaganda, headed by Bishop Adelio Del’Oro. The largest Catholic cathedral in Kazakhstan. The model of the cathedral is taken from the Cologne Cathedral in Germany. The project of the temple was developed by the German architect Karl-Maria Ruf.