Kazan Kremlin and the river Kazanka.

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Kazan Kremlin

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1. Musa Dzhalil Monument

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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…

3. 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…

4. 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…

5. Tatarstan Museum of Natural History

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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…

6. Annunciation Cathedral

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The attractive Annunciation Cathedral, built on on the foundations of a razed eight-minaret mosque, was designed by Postnik Yakovlev, who was also…

7. Syuyumbike Tower

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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.

8. SS Peter & Paul Cathedral

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This is Kazan’s most attractive Orthodox church, built between 1723 and 1726 to commemorate Peter the Great’s visit in 1722.