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Sightseeing in Kazan - what to see. Complete travel guide

Kazan is a very contrasting city, which combines original Russian cultural traditions and Tatar mentality. Many visiting Russians feel themselves to be foreigners in Kazan, because Tatar is widely spoken in the city. Local people piously respect the ancient traditions and do not forget about their origin. At the same time, Kazan is part of Russia, and this fact is also treated with due respect.
Night life in Kazan is very diverse. As in any major city, there are many nightclubs that offer an entertainment program for every taste. There are clubs for people who prefer not to spend a … Open
The exact date of the foundation of the city is unknown, but its age is for sure more than a thousand years. The official date of the founding of the city is 1005, but new archaeological findings indicate that Kazan is exactly several dozen years older. The Kazan Kremlin is the main city landmark, which was built during the reign of Ivan the Terrible. It was built by Smolensk masters, who at that time were considered the best masons.
Kazan is a city of two world religions; along with Orthodox churches there are many mosques. Religious buildings are rightfully considered to be city's decorations. Among the sights of Kazan, the leaning tower is of special interest, with which is connected a beautiful legend about the Kazan queen. According to legend, Queen Syuyumbike was so beautiful that no one could resist her beauty. She was conquered by Ivan the Terrible himself, who sent her matchmakers. The queen, who hated the terrible Russian tsar, said that she would marry him only if he built a tower in a week. When the messengers of Ivan the Terrible met the deadline, Syuyumbike climbed to the top of the tower and threw herself down from it, only to not belong to the Russian Tsar. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
1. At the Kazan railway station, cash desks always have large queues, where you can stand for hours. It is best to book tickets on the website of the Russian Railways. The price will be … Open
Also, Kazan surprises with the location of the smallest subway in Europe located here. Inside the metro does not look diminutive: there are spacious vestibules, modern escalators, and many other things that were done counting on a large flow of tourists and locals. But there are only five metro stations in Kazan, and therefore locals prefer to travel to other destinations by other forms of public transport. The famous Kazan University operates in the city, and therefore a significant part of its residents are students. The favorite place for students to relax is the benches near the university, located in a semicircle; the locals call them a "frying pan". Here youths likes to gather, and often play songs with a guitar.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Kazan
♥   Shopping area ' Baumana Street' Kazan, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Kremlyovskaya Street' Kazan, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Pushkina Street' Kazan, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Kazan
♥   Castle 'Kazan Kremlin' , 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Kazan
♥   National Park 'Mary Chodra' , 57 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in Russia: things to see

The city of Saint Petersburg remains the cultural capital of Russia. Nearly every street in this city is an important historic and architectural place of interest. Travelers are recommended to visit Peterhof, a famous series of palaces and gardens, which is located not far away from the center of the city. Peterhof was built by initiative and under control of Russian tsar Peter the Great. Nowadays, the palace exhibits numerous historic documents, plans and drafts. The Smolny Cathedral is one more famous attraction of the city that is also recommended to visit. The beautiful cathedral is made in best traditions of baroque style. Its height is 94 metres; its halls and the facade are decorated with gilding, and blue walls of the cathedral feature skillfully made fretwork. Inner premises of the Smolny are no less beautiful and amaze visitors with stunning frescoes and carvings. … Open
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