This is the oldest part of Kazan: from here began construction of the city. Before it was a powerful fortress of stone oak mosques and khan palace, surrounded with deep ditches and thick forests. Now a museum white almost 14 hectares located on the high bank of the river Kazanka. It consists of a fortified settlement of the X-XVI centuries of stone and brick Kremlin of the XVI-XVIII centuries, and buildings of the XVI-XIX centuries. Kazan Kremlin is the only one in the center of Tatar culture and state government world. It is also the only preserved Tartar fortress in Russia.
Temple of All Religions
The architect of this exotic resort is Ildar Khanov. Since 1994, he is building in his garden on the outskirts of Kazan a unique structure, which miraculously combines the Christian cross, the Muslim crescent, Star of David and the Chinese leadership. Although no ceremonies performed here not because it is not a church. It’s just a building inside like a house. Build this wonder Khanov decided after his trip to Tibet and India, where he learned the oriental art, Buddhism, yoga and Chinese and Tibetan medicine. Entrepreneurs and caring people help you perform this plan.
The construction of this white mosque with blue roofs cupulos and began in 1996. It is the reconstruction of a legendary mosque. It was the center of religious education in the sixteenth century and was destroyed in 1552 by troops of Ivan the Terrible. The mosque was opened June 24, 2005 for mileneo Kazan. It is now a symbol of the city and the Republic.
Pearl Kazan Kremlin, one of the fallen towers highest in Europe. It is the architectural symbol of the city and one of the sights of Kazan more mysterious. The history of the monument is covered with several legends. For a version the last queen of Kazan Khanate, Soyembika, Ivan the Terrible ordered to build this tower in seven days and then released from its height. Another version built by the Russians who conquered the Kazan as a symbol of respect for the great culture dominated by them. There are rumors about the ghost that supposedly Soyembika still lives in the tower. Research scientific but found that the tower is about 300 years.
At 20 kilometers from Kazan there are amazing places famous for the beauty of nature, fresh air, varied flora and fauna etc. And also for the blue lakes. It is a string of incredibly beautiful light blue lakes surrounded by thick forest. The lakes pass from one to another, in one place becomes a small waterfall and then enter Kazanka river. The chain of lakes is long but not very deep: no more than 2 meters. Only in a place something like a funnel called Big Blue Lake, but big is not, is only 16 meters deep.
This wonderful monastery is located 27 kilometers northwest of Kazan, Zelenodolsk and near the Natural Reserve of Volga-Kama. To the pilgrims are not only the monks but also bears, rabbits, cats made of wood. The frogs that are the symbol of the monastery. Raifa monastery was founded in the shore of Lake Raifa in the seventeenth century by the hermit Filaret. Here are three churches: the Cathedral of the miraculous icon of the Mother of God of Georgia (where they keep the most important treasure of the monastery-the miraculous icon), The Trinity Cathedral, and consecrated in honor of the cathedral and parents Raife Sinai.
The Riviera Kazan
Most importantly, this large complex of all possible amusements, of course, is the largest in Russia, with 15 water attractions waterpark, pool with artificial waves, jacuzzi, saunas, solarium and conditions good for diving and surfing. All year operates the huge pool (80 meters) with outdoor temperature of 30 degree water where you can swim even in the snow.