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Kul Sharif Mosque, Russia

From series “Top Largest and Famous Mosques Worldwide”
Year: 2005.

One of the main sightseeing in Kazan is Kul Sharif Mosque. It is situated on the territory of Kazan Kremlin and is known all over the world thanks to its unique architectural style. The main mosque of Tatarstan has a number of interesting facts. According to the historical data, until 1552 right here was the main mosque of Kazan Khanate. When Kazan was defeated by the troops of Ivan Grozny, the city was fully destroyed.

Kul Sharif Mosque, Russia In 1996 right at this significant place was built a new mosque. In June 2005 there was an opening ceremony. This mosque capacity is 1 500 people but the square can have up to 10 000 people. This is a real Muslim scarify place that's why it is closed for tourists. They can see the mosque only from two special balconies. Every element of decoration is very valuable. Masters from the whole world built this mosque.

The chandeliers and other lighting things were made by the scratches of famous Tatar artists in the Czech Republic. A marvellous carpet for the main praying hall is a handmade work of Iran people. Apart from the luxurious decoration, the mosque has a number of interesting things. In the main hall have placed books with names of all people who gave money for the building. When the mosque was opened, it got as a present the best Koran books wrote on different languages. All visitors can see these books in the mosque. Today the wonderful mosque is added to the UNESCO´s list of World Heritage Sites. Next - Sultan Ali Sayfuddin Mosque

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Sberbank' located in 0.16 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Herz Kazan'' is located in 0.29 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Tatnefteprodukt, kholdingovaya kompaniya, AZS № 220' in 0.29 km
Supermarket: 'Yurovskaya N.V. IP Produktovyy Magazin' in 0.4 km
Parking: 'Taif-NK' in 0.44 km
Apotheek: 'Apteka' in 0.63 km
Police station: 'Community policing point' in 0.51 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Yunkerskoye' in 0.19 km
Railway station: 'Kazanskiy Zheleznodorozhnyy Vokzal' in 1.09 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Kazan International Airport KZN - in 24 km
 »  Ulyanovsk Vostochny Airport ULY - in 156 km
 »  Kurumoch International Airport KUF - in 263 km
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Best hotels near Kul Sharif Mosque

Crystal Hotel

Located in 0 km from Kul Sharif Mosque
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Rooms: 165
Every room at Crystal Hotel includes a classic-style interior, a fridge, a flat-screen TV and air conditioning. Crystal's restaurant serves European … More: photo, rates and booking
Regina na Universitetskoy

Located in 1 km from Kul Sharif Mosque
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Rooms: 17
Rooms at Regina na Universitetskoy are equipped with a flat-screen TV and cable channels. Bathrooms are fitted with free toiletries, and feature a … More: photo, rates and booking
Virekrial Hotel

Located in 2 km from Kul Sharif Mosque
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Rooms: 6
Every room at Virekrial includes individual décor and a flat-screen TV. All rooms have shared bathrooms with a shower. You can easily find a range … More: photo, rates and booking
Hostel on Saydasheva

Located in 3 km from Kul Sharif Mosque
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Rooms: 17
Every room at Hostel on Saydasheva is decorated in a simple style and has a flat-screen TV. Shared and private bathrooms are fitted with a shower. A … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Kul Sharif Mosque - Kazan

Initially, the most important dishes of national cuisine were broths and soups. Later, various vegetable dishes took a worthy place in national cuisine, but soups with flour dressing are still a daily dish in any family. Gourmets certainly should try tokamach and noodles soup cooked on classic recipes; this is one of the most delicious national treats. The basis of the second dishes is potatoes and vegetables. Often as a second dish boiled meat is served, and the broth is used for making other treats. Usually boiled meat is a little stewed in oil with pepper and vegetables; it turns out incredibly tasty and juicy.

In addition to meat, regular boiled potatoes with horseradish are often served, a significant part of the national treats are simple to cook. On holidays, one of the main dishes is a chicken stuffed with eggs and milk. Considering the fact that the dough plays an important role in the national cuisine of the Tatar people, there are also a lot of pies baked here; local hostesses are able to cook hundreds of different types of dough. The most ancient of all existing pies is "kystybai" - a combination of mashed potatoes, millet porridge and unleavened dough.
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