Kazan is all about confluences – be it a melange of Tatar and Russian cultures or the intersection of the Volga and Kazanka rivers where the city lies. Owing to its history and heritage, this city is one of the most popular travel destinations in Russia.
The capital of the Republic of Tatarstan is dotted with religious monuments with intricate architectural details. On your trip to Kazan, stroll around the UNESCO-listed citadel – Kazan Kremlin. You’ll come across the white-walled and blue-domed Kul Sharif Mosque, the Cathedral of Annunciation crowned with a gold tower and the prominent Söyembikä Tower. The other religious landmarks beyond this complex include the Naryshkin Baroque-style Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral and the pristine Raifa Monastery.
To make the most of your Kazan holiday, you can explore the Old Tatar Settlement lined with colourful 18th-century timbered houses or sail along the Kaban Lakes in a swan-shaped pedal boat. The serene atmosphere of the city can also be enjoyed as you grab a bite from a restaurant at the Kremlin Waterfront. For something more upbeat, make your way to Bauman Street, a busy thoroughfare thronged by artists and street performers.