The beautiful, harmonious and distinctive Kazan surprises not so much with its cultural and religious mosaic, but rather with its old and still rare traditions of tolerance and religious tolerance in our world. On a walk, I suggest taking a closer look at this phenomenon through the stories of colorful mosques, ancient Orthodox cathedrals, ethnic quarters and significant monuments. Individual excursion for 1-10 people Duration 4 hours Children Allowed with children How it goes By bus 4200 rubles per tour Price for 1-10 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
City of bell towers and minarets A. Herzen wrote in the 19th century: “Kazan is a meeting and meeting place for two worlds. That is why it has two origins: western and eastern, and you will meet them at every crossroads …”In the thousand-year history of the city, of course, there were different stages of cultural interaction. Let's talk about the most important: the period of the tough rule of Ivan the Terrible, when the Muslim Tatars were evicted for the posad, and instead of mosques, Orthodox churches began to be erected. And during the reign of the beloved empress of the Tatar people - Catherine II, who made radical decisions, among which was the famous decree on "Tolerance of all religions."
Kazan Kremlin In the heart of the city, you will experience the outstanding architecture of the medieval Annunciation Cathedral, which has absorbed the features of different styles of Russian architecture, and hear the history of the neighboring fabulous mosque Kul Sharif, one of the largest in the world. And you will also discover the legends of the ancient symbol of Kazan and the Tatars of the whole world - the falling Syuyumbike towers
Peter and Paul Cathedral Another masterpiece of world architecture is located not far from the Kremlin. I will tell you when, by whom and in honor of what event it was built, I will draw your attention to the special decor of the shrine. You will also visit the site of the appearance of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, learn the history of its acquisition and the important event of 2005, when the miraculous Vatican copy of the icon was brought to the city
Old Tatar settlement In addition, you will visit the most interesting original quarter with original traditions, culture and life, where the Kazan Tatars were resettled under Ivan the Terrible. And here, on the shore of the legendary Lake Nizhniy Kaban, you will see the oldest mosque in Kazan, built with the personal permission of Catherine II.
Additional costs: transfer by minivan for 1-7 people - 2500 rubles, by minibus for 8-18 people - 3600 rubles; as well as tickets to the Kremlin - 80-110 rubles, children under 7 are free.
The beginning of the excursion is in the area of the Tukay Square metro station or by agreement. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.History and ArchitectureKazan Kremlin33Staro-Tatarskaya Sloboda29Kul Sharif27