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Kazan Travel Guide, Russia

Kazan, Travel Guide- Location

When you first hear the name of this city, Kazan, I can bet you don’t know it is the capital of the Republic of Tatastarn, a federal subject of Russia. As Russia is a federation made up of 83 subjects, having equal representation, Kazan is one of its largest cities, being included in the Republic of Tatastarn. This beautiful capital is located on two important rivers: Volga and Kazanka, in the central part of the European Russia.

Kazan, Travel Guide- Places to Visit

The first place you should visit when arriving here is The Kazan Kremlin. It is a medieval fortress made of wood, some 1000 years ago. All roads go to this charming setting, where the local government is working. Like any other Russian city, Kazan is popular for its Opera and Ballets Theaters.

The Opera House is a modern and unique building, placed near the shopping area. After the beautiful representations, you have the chance to see are over, once you step out a large plaza, with refreshing and spectacular fountains, opens up in front of your eyes.

If you are more into the spiritual aspects of this culture, then you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to see Saint Peter and Saint Pavel Church, centrally situated on a hill. Its position makes it easy to locate and once you get up there, you will have a beautiful panorama of the city. The architecture is specific to the Christian- Orthodox religion and if you take a bird’s eye view of the town, you will observe that it is here where Moslems and Orthodoxies have been living together for ages.

Kazan, Travel Guide- Tips

When traveling trough Russia, you might have difficulties in communicating in English, so what you should do is try to learn some basic notions of the Russian alphabet, which is not as difficult as it might seem. Furthermore, you shouldn’t visit Kazan without having made a reservation to a hotel first. No matter how expensive they are, nobody will accept your request to stay there, without a previous reservation.

If you want to use the restrooms, don’t allow the letters used on the doors to mislead you. Ladies’ room is usually located on the right, whereas men’s room on the left. You should also pay between 5 and 15 rubles to get inside. When you feel like it is time to continue your trip to other places, then you should take a look at Moscow Travel Guide and Chita Travel Guide, which will give you enough information to you have a nice stay there.

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