Sights of the Kazan Kremlin

The majestic Kazan Kremlin in Kazan is the main attraction of the capital of Tatarstan and the oldest part of Kazan. It is a large complex with historical and architectural monuments with an interweaving of Russian and Tatar cultures.

Kazan Kremlin. What to see

A walk through the Kazan Kremlin is a whole journey, acquaintance with Kazan and its centuries-old history, which dates back to the beginning of the 10th century, when the city of Kazan was founded.

Spasskaya Tower

And so, the first point to see in the Kazan Kremlin is the main entrance to the territory of the Kazan Kremlin, which begins with the Spasskaya Tower, in the upper tier of which the clock rises “with a ringing”. And the tower was built in the 16th century by the famous Pskov masters Ivan Shiryai and Postnik Yakovlev.

Spasskaya tower kazan - entrance to the territory of the Kazan Kremlin

After passing through the main tower of the Kazan Kremlin, you get to the cobblestone street beloved by Kazan residents and tourists, where the journey through the Kazan Kremlin begins.

Great sights of the Kazan Kremlin

Kul Sharif Mosque in Kazan

Of course, the sights of the Kazan Kremlin surprise at every step. And the Kul-Sharif Mosque deserves great attention, which is the main juma mosque of the Republic of Tatarstan and Kazan. Even from afar, this majestic structure of white marble and granite, with a dome and turquoise minarets attracts. And in the evening, the Kul Sharif Mosque in Kazan is illuminated with lights and acquires a fabulous look.

The main Kul Sharif Mosque in Kazan

The doors of the mosque are open to everyone, no matter what faith you are. The main thing is to follow all the rules. Girls should have their heads and legs covered.

The interior of the mosque appeals to no less admiration, everything here is very harmoniously combined and saturated with luxury. Also, there is a museum of Islam, where you can get acquainted with the Islamic culture and history of the Kul Sharif Mosque.

Kazan kremlin kul Sharif mosque causes delight from such beauty

Annunciation Cathedral of the Kazan Kremlin

As I have already said, Russian and Tatar cultures are intertwined on the territory of the Kazan Kremlin. No less noteworthy is the majestic Annunciation Cathedral of the Kazan Kremlin, which is the main Orthodox building of the Kazan Kremlin and the oldest surviving historical monument in the ensemble of the Kremlin and Kazan. The Cathedral has a great history, which began in the distant 16th century, it was destroyed, then restored again, and has reached our days. The architecture of the cathedral attracts, the combination of white walls with domes of golden and sky-blue colors.

The majestic Annunciation Cathedral of the Kazan Kremlin

The interior of the building is rich and very beautiful, decorated with icon paintings and paintings.

the Annunciation Cathedral of the Kazan Kremlin attracts Kazan with its architecture

Observation deck of the Kazan Kremlin

The observation deck of the Kazan Kremlin hides behind the Cathedral, offering stunning views of a part of Kazan. And in the evening, the city is illuminated by iridescent multicolored lights reflected in the Kazanka River, which makes it especially beautiful and romantic. For fans of panoramic views, the article Kazan Observation decks describes places where you can see Kazan from a height.

Observation deck of the Kazan Kremlin

The observation deck of the Kazan Kremlin opens a view of the Palace of farmers

Night city on the observation deck in the Kremlin

Syuyumbike Tower

Kazan has its own leaning Leaning Tower – this is the famous Syuyumbike watchtower, which attracts with its unusual architecture, history and shrouded in legends. This is the tallest building of the Kazan Kremlin. The tower is named after the wise beauty Queen Syuyumbike, a famous woman in the history of the Kazan Khanate. The tower stands on the place where the khan’s court was located in the khan’s time, with a gorgeous palace, mosque and mausoleum of the Kazan khans.

the tower of syuyumbike Kazan is like the Leaning tower of Pisa

The decorative gates of the tower attract attention, they are also called: “day and night”, where you can see the sun and moon, around which the heroes of Tatar legends are located.

the leaning tower of syuyumbike in Kazan

It is impossible to see the tower inside, since entry is prohibited, you can admire its beauty only from the outside.

Tainitskaya Tower

There are several more towers on the territory of the Kremlin. One of them, with an interesting name — the Tainitskaya Tower. During the siege, there was an opportunity to take water from a hidden spring here.

tainitskaya tower of the Kremlin in Kazan

Transfiguration Tower

The next point to see in the Kazan Kremlin is the Transfiguration Tower, which is the most powerful and impressive defensive tower of the Kremlin. At the top there is an ancient observation deck with loopholes, where you can climb a ladder of steep steps and see an impressive view of Kazan.

transfiguration tower of the Kazan Kremlin

the Transfiguration tower of Kazan has an observation deck

The Transfiguration Tower on the territory of the Kazan Kremlin

There are also museums on the territory of the Kremlin: the Hermitage-Kazan Center – a branch of the State Museum of Natural History of the Republic of Tatarstan, the Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg), the Museum of Islamic Culture, the Museum of the History of the Statehood of the Republic of Tatarstan and the Tatar People, the National Art Gallery “Khazine”, the WWII Memorial Museum.

Kazan Kremlin by carriage

You can walk around the Kremlin by carriage

The territory of the Kazan Kremlin can be viewed on horseback by carriage. Then it will be possible to plunge even deeper into the atmosphere of ancient times)

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sights of the Kazan kremlin photos and names

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The great architectural complex Kazan Kremlin

Would you like to get to know Kazan better? Read the article – what to see in Kazan in 2 days.

Address: Kazan, Kremlin street, 20
Phone/fax: (843) 567-81-01

The official website of the Kazan Kremlin: kazan-kremlin.ru

Kazan Kremlin Kazan. How to get:

Public transport. Stops: “Central Stadium”, “Sports Palace”, “TSUM”. Buses: 6, 15, 29, 35, 35a, 37, 47, 74, 74a, 75, etc. Metro: Kremlevskaya station.

Kazan Kremlin Kazan. Working hours:

* Entrance through the Spasskaya Tower – daily, around the clock;
* Entrance through the Taynitskaya Tower: from October 1 to April 30 – 8:00-18:00, from May 1 to September 30 – 8:00-22:00.

I wish you pleasant walks and trips in Kazan!

Author Olga Avrakh

Photo Olga Avrakh


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