The attractive Annunciation Cathedral, built on on the foundations of a razed eight-minaret mosque, was designed by Postnik Yakovlev, who was also responsible for St Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow. It was destroyed several times over the centuries but was restored in the 1990s and finally re-opened in 2005. The museum on site tells the cathedral's story.
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Nearby Kazan attractions
1. Syuyumbike Tower
The 59m-high leaning Syuyumbike Tower dates from the early 18th century and is the subject of one of the most romantic of Kazan’s legends.
2. Tatarstan Museum of Natural History
About a dozen rooms here tell the story of the planets, geology and minerals, and the development of life forms on earth. The most interesting sections…
3. Hermitage Kazan
Located inside the former cadet school building, the Hermitage Kazan has top-flight rotating exhibitions, many of them from the collection of St…
4. Kul Sharif Mosque
The Kul Sharif Mosque was completed in 2005 and is named after the imam who died defending the city against the troops of Ivan the Terrible in 1552. The…
5. Kazan Kremlin
Kazan’s striking kremlin is home to government offices, pleasant parks, museums, the enormous Kul Sharif Mosque and other religious buildings. Among the…
6. Musa Dzhalil Monument
This striking bronze figure of a man tearing barbed wire is at the entrance to the kremlin and was erected to honour the Tatar poet who was executed by…
7. National Museum of the Republic of Tatarstan
Opposite the kremlin’s main entrance, the National Museum occupies an ornate 1770 building and has a worthwhile archaeology collection as well as…
8. SS Peter & Paul Cathedral
This is Kazan’s most attractive Orthodox church, built between 1723 and 1726 to commemorate Peter the Great’s visit in 1722.