The 74-meter bell tower of the Epiphany Cathedral rises above the Kazan Arbat – this is how Bauman's pedestrian street is called here – in which the famous native of Kazan, Fyodor Chaliapin, was baptized in the 19th century. For only 100 RUB you can climb to the observation deck, located on the bell tower, from where the entire city center is perfectly visible: old mansions and tenement houses, a white-stone Kremlin with minarets of the Kul-Sharif mosque and the domes of the Annunciation Cathedral, the painted Peter and Paul Cathedral, Kazan University, the Theater. G. Kamala and the embankment of Lake Kaban.
Meet the sunset at the Kremlin wall
Near the high walls of the Kazan Kremlin stretches the Kremlin embankment of Kazanka, where both guests of the city and local residents like to relax. There are cafes and restaurants, attractions, rental of bicycles, scooters and rollers, bookcrossing. On a summer evening, you can see the most beautiful Kazan sunset from the embankment, and at nightfall, bright lights of night illumination light up over the promenade. /fs.tonkosti.ru/sized/f550x700/av/iv/aviva03oc2ogs00k40g80kkw0.jpg” media=”(max-width: 549px)”>
IRONSTAR triathlon competitions in Kazan-2021
Return to the Soviet past
There are many interesting museums in Kazan – literary, artistic and historical, and artifacts from the relatively recent past are collected in the Museum of Socialist Life and the Museum of Happy Childhood. The first one is located in a former communal apartment, among its exhibits there are things from the 70-90s. 20th century: vinyl records, Christmas decorations, clothes, board games and slot machines. In the Museum of Happy Childhood, every Soviet child will feel at home: Soviet school uniforms and textbooks, plastic baby dolls and cars, children's faux fur coats and pioneer ties are stored here.
Go on a river trip
You can admire the main city sights from the water while walking along Kazanka on a river bus, and it is more convenient and pleasant to get to the most interesting places outside of Kazan not by land, but along the Volga. In 40 minutes, a fast Meteor will take you to the shores of the fabulous island-city of Sviyazhsk with its ancient temples and modern museums, in 2.5 hours – to Bolgar, the capital of medieval Volga Bulgaria. If there is no time for a one-day excursion, you can choose a two-hour boat trip through the picturesque outskirts of Kazan. ru/sized/f550x700/by/u9/byu983corxcgkwowwk0kk4okg.jpg” media=”(max-width: 549px)”>