Ancient and marvelous Kazan

It is a tradition to start sightseeing walks in Kazan with the Kazan Kremlin. The excursion in the Kremlin will take about one hour including visiting Kul Sharif Mosque and Blagoveshchensk cathedral. Here you will see the palace of the President of the Republic, the ruins of the Kazan khans’ mausoleum. From the observation platform you will enjoy a beautiful view on the Kazanka river and on new and old districts of the city.

From the Kremlin walls Bauman Street (Kazan Arbat) starts. It is a pedestrian street in the historical city centre. Bauman Street is one of the oldest in Kazan. It was called “Nogayskaya road” in the period of Kazan Khanate and connected the Kremlin with the Southern Gates of the city. Since 1552 the street got the name of Bolshaya Prolomnaya, because as the legend says during the attack on Kazan there was a big explosion (break, prolom) in one of the fortifications on this street. Only after the Great Revolution the street was renamed in honor of the famous revolutionary Bauman.

Peterburgskaya Street was built with the support of St.-Petersburg Government to the 1000-th anniversary of Kazan. The main artistic idea of the street is to create “a part of St.-Petersburg” using architectural methods and paving patterns typical of St.-Petersburg. In old times the street had names of Sverdlov and Georgievskaya. The crossing of Peterburgskaya and Esperanto Streets is the place where the “Metroelectrotrans” Alley of Glory is situated. Here you can see old trams, beautiful memorable bas-relief and the Lovers’ Tree.

On one of the alleys of Peterburgskaya street, behind the Catholic church we will come up to the lake. This is Lake Kaban, on the shores of which tatar people used to live during many centuries. Here Tatar Sloboda was founded and here the old mosques of 18-19th centuries still exist. Here you can see the Gabdulla Tukai Literary Museum and Kayum Nasyri Museum. While walking along Old-Tatar Sloboda you will get acquainted with the tatar life before revolution.

As you see to have a pleasant walk around Kazan you will need comfortable shoes and good mood. If you have all this, you are ready!

  • The excursion to the Kazan Kremlin – the heart of the Republic of Tatarstan: May 1 Square, the National Museum, The city Hall , Kremlin Spasskaya Tower, The Savior’s Transfiguration monastery, the Cannon Yard Museum, The Governor’s Palace, Cathedral of the Annunciation(with the excursion), Leaning Suyumbike Tower, Mausoleum of the Kazan khans. You will see a magnificent panorama of the city and the rivers around it. You will hear the legends of the city, you will see its unique monuments. The culmination of the excursion program is the pearl of the Kazan Kremlin – the main mosque of the Tatar Republic – Kul Sharif Mosque (with the excursion inside)
  • Walking along Kremlyovskaya street (that starts near the walls of the Kazan Kremlin), Alexandrovsky Passage, Chernoyarovsky passage, Kazan State University (where young Vladimir Ulyanove yoused to study), Gostinyi Dvor, The House-Museum of Countess Zinaida Ushkova with the winter grotto
  • Walking along Bauman Street: Kazan Epiphany Cathedral (where infant Feodor Shalyapin, Russian opers singer, was baptized), a monument to Shalyapin, a copy of carriage of Catherine II, in which she travelled to Kazan, National Bank of the Republic (where a half of the gold reserve of Russia was stored in 1918-1919), a sculpture of the Kazan Cat Alabrysu, Cathedral of St.Peter and Paul, “Zero meridian of Kazan” memorial sign, the Bolshoi Drama Theater named after Kachalov
  • Shopping in souvenir stores and visiting national tatar cafes
  • Walking along St-Peterburgskaya Street : a cast cannon, small bridges, a memorable sign of Catherine II’s visit of the famous gallery “Tver”, a monument to Gumilev, Mall Koltso and Hotel “Tatarstan”, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sport of the Republic of Tatarstan, the catholic church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Tugan Avylym (Native Village) complex in Kazan, Millenium Park, the Puppet Theatre.
    Tour of Old-Tatar Sloboda, where the original tatar people had lived since the XVI century, Cloth Hall – the industrial transformation of Peter I, the oldest Marjani Mosque, the Fountain Cascade, Lake Kaban– its mysteries and legends

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You will visit:
  • The Kamal Theatre with its unusual architecture and its history of more than 100 years. This theatre is considered one of the most popular in the city.
  • Old-Tatar Sloboda that is one of the historical sights in the very centre of Kazan. It was inhabited and built up immediately after Kazan was joint to Moscovia in 1552. The industrious tatar people filled this swampy territory, built up houses, mosques, markets, workshops and factories. The tatars who took part in the siege of Kazan became the first inhabitants of Sloboda.
  • The Millennium Park, a very popular walking area among the citizens. The territory of the Millennium park is surrounded by a forged fence, on which you can see national motifs: the main gate is decorated with figures of zilants , this is a snake with the wings, that is also placed on the coat of arms of Kazan.
  • Lake Kaban where the chest with innumerous treasures is situated. The legend says that the chest was hidden on the bottom of the lake during the siege of Kazan.
  • St.-Petersburgskaya Street, a pedestrian street in the centre of the city. The street was an original present from the city of St.-Petersburg to Kazan on its 1000 Anniversary. Walking along the street you feel as if you travel along that nice city on the Neva River. You admire small bridges across the street and the street itself is decorated in such a way that it looks very like the street in St.-Petersburg.
  • Bauman Street. This is one of the most ancient and beautiful pedestrian areas in the Tatar capital, the so-called “Kazan Arbat”. Here you can admire Ioanno-Predtechensky Monastery (built in 1652), The National Bank of the Republic, the Bolshoi Drama Theater named after Kachalov, a monument to Shalyapin, a copy of the carriage of Catherine II , “Zero meridian of Kazan” memorial sign and a sculpture of the Kazan Cat.
  • The Kazan Kremlin is the pearl and the main attraction of the Republic of Tatarstan. Now it is the object of the UNESCO heritage. Every day crowds of people come to admire a lot of historical and cultural places, situated here.
Included in the price:
  • Guide services within the excursion program
  • Excursion on the Kazan Kremlin
The cost of the tour
Стоимость экскурсии зависит от размера группы
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40 people 6 400 р. 160 р.
30 people 5 700 р. 190 р.
18 people 5 400 р. 300 р.
7 people 299 р. 299 р.
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