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Things to do in Kazan

Learn about Kazan and use this article in your Kazan trip to conveniently cover all the major attractions and top 5 things to do and places to visit in the beautiful capital of Tatarstan, Russia.

Kazan has about 5 main places to visit, out of which 4 are within the Kazan Kremlin and one is about 20 mins away.

This makes Kazan an ideal day trip if you are arriving Kazan early morning and have a onwards train to Yekaterinburg of your Trans-Siberian journey.

About Kazan

  • 12 Hours train/drive from Moscow city.

  • 1 Hour 30 Mins flight from Moscow city.

  • This is very likely going to be your first stop on your Trans-Siberian Journey.

  • Wealthy city of Kazan is the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia. With a population of 1.2 Million, it is the 6th most populous city in Russia. Also known as the “third capital of Russia”. However, it is still not visited by many tourists yet.

  • A blend of Muslim and Christian cultures, and lots of beaches along the city.

  • See the only surviving Tatar fortress in Russia. Having a Mosque and the Christian Orthodox church in its Kremlin is a prime example of the harmonious settlement of cultures

What to eat in Kazan?

  • Kazan has a pastry tradition. Some are meaty and some are honey sweet. Check them out in your trip.

  • Try Chak Chak, a local Tatar sweet.

Kazan Itinerary

  • Kazan has about 5 main places to visit, out of which 3 are within the Kazan Kremlin.

  • If you plan to take a cab to reach these places, your total travel time will be just 20 mins and 11 Kms. Here is the Google map route for your Kazan Itinerary.

  • This makes Kazan an ideal day trip if you are arriving Kazan early morning and have a onwards train to Yekaterinburg of your Trans-Siberian journey.

1. Soviet Lifestyle Museum

Soviet Lifestyle Museum

  • In this small museum, there’s so much stuff from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. So if you are interested to know what life was like during Communism, you will get to see the remains of communism here.

  • Ticket Price: 280 Rubles (4 Eur)

  • You can also try some of the Soviet clothes.

  • Google Maps Location


2. Bauman Street

1. Bauman Street

  • Take a stroll down Bauman Street - A pleasant stroll with plenty of Souvenir shops, and some cafes along the way and leads right to the Kazan Kremlin

  • Take a walk around the Kremlin which runs along the Kremlin side with lots of views, restaurants, Cafes and neches to enjoy the view.

  • Google Maps Location

3. Kul Sharif Mosque

4. Preobrazhenskaya Tower

  • 5 mins walk from Kul Sharif Mosque.

  • Ticket Price: 50 Rubles

  • Google Maps Location

  • Other buildings around

    • Annunciation Cathedral

    • Söyembikä Tower - Named after a Queen who supposedly committed suicide there, however she died naturally elsewhere. No one knows who built this, why it was built and why it is slightly leaning.

5. Temple of All Religions

Temple of All Religions

  • Not a functioning temple. Kind of like an art project by a local philanthropist who wanted to represent all the 16 religions of the past and present.

  • Once it is finished, it will have 16 domes, each representing a religion.

  • Opening hours: 10 AM to 8 PM.

  • Only this attraction is a bit away from the Kazan Kremlin - about 20 min drive from Soviet Lifestyle Museum.

  • Google Maps Location.

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