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Culture of Kazan. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

The Kazan Kremlin The sights of Kazan amaze with its magnificence and diversity, among which is an old building of the Kazan railway station, located in the heart of the city. Equally beautiful are the ancient temples of the Zilantov Monastery, and the panorama of the Kazanka River which can be admired for hours. The snow-white walls of the Kazan Kremlin, behind which the domes of churches and minarets of mosques are hardly visible, are the main historical symbol of the city and the most important landmark of the region. Thousand-year-old Kazan can truly impress the imagination with its architectural and historical monuments, of which there are a great many.
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 … Open
In the historical center, various styles and structures peacefully coexist, both of the Tatar pattern and of the original Russian. The modern part of the city is well-equipped. It is famous for its numerous entertainment centers, parks and sports complexes. Along with Kremlin, important features of the historical appearance of Kazan are numerous religious monuments. Here is located the Qolsarif mosque - the largest mosque in Europe.
There are excellent observation platforms on the territory of the Kremlin, from which a very picturesque view of the banks of the Volga opens, especially in the place where Kazanka flows into it. Here is an island on which a monument to Russian soldiers, who died during the capture of Kazan, was built. Previously, the monument was called "The Temple of Holy Face of Christ the Savior". Bauman Street, which is secretly called "Kazansky Arbat", is located in the center of the city, among its main decorations, the Epiphany Cathedral, in which Feodor Chaliapin was christened. The bizarre bell tower of the cathedral is considered the most interesting decoration of the historic street, to which leads six bridges, which cross over the Bulaq canal. Each of the bridges not only has its own name, but also its own history. Despite the fact that the bridges are already several centuries old, they are perfectly preserved and manage their destination. Copyright
Rest in Kazan is simply impossible to imagine without visiting popular restaurants, this city has embodied all the best traditions of the national Tatar cuisine. Tatars who lived on the … Open
If you go to one of the old lanes from Bauman Street, you can go to Kazan University; it is one of the largest educational centers in Russia. In addition to the university itself, the most beautiful buildings of the National Museum, the National Library and the Alexandrovsky Passage are located in this area. In Kazan, there are many interesting places and attractions; there are chic architectural monuments, traces of ancient majestic cities, monasteries and mosques. To see at least half of the outstanding sights of the city, you need to visit here more than once.
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Kul Sharif Mosque

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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. … Read further
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Culture guide to Kazan. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Kazan: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Kazan. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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