Welcome to City of Kazan
As the eighth largest city in Russia, Kazan is an usual destination. It is located at the point where the Volga and the Kazanka Rivers meet, and it has only recently been titled the “Third Capital” of Russia and the “sports capital of Russia” as well. This is definitely a city “on the move” and it has been completely immersed in city-wide renovations since the year 2000. In that same year the city's citadel was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including its famous leaning Soyembika Tower.
When you make your Kazan travel plans, be sure to make some time to see the historical city center that has been lovingly restored and refurbished. The Kremlin is a stunning example of architecture, but this area also includes sites such as the Qolsharif Mosque, the Millenium Bridge, and Our Lady of Kazan. This effort has not gone unnoticed and the city was selected to hose the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Sightseeing Of Kazan
As a home to people of all religious backgrounds your Kazan travel plans can easily incorporate many stops at historic synagogues, mosques or churches. Don't forget that the city is also home to an impressive number of colleges, academies and universities and that some of these locations would be a great place to explore and tour too.
Lastly, if you are a “people watcher”, window shopper, or just like to stroll along lovely and scenic streets, your Kazan travel plans must allow for a day on Bauman Street. This is a strictly pedestrian zone that is located near the Kremlin and the lovely Tokai Square. Here you can sip coffee at a street side cafe, shop for top quality souvenirs, and take in a huge array of monuments and statues that dot the lovely gardens and parks along the way.
Remember that Kazan enjoys continental weather, meaning that temperatures rarely dip below 20 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter, which means that winter travel is possible.