Kazan Kremlin, Kazan

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Must see · World heritage site · Historic Site · Specialty Museum
Constructed over the ruins of a former Tatar fortress, the walls of Kazan Kremlin enclose a vast space filled with parks, museums, and religious buildings, collectively designated as a World Heritage Site. The complex notably includes a 16th-century cathedral, one of few Russian churches featuring six piers and five apses. Other highlights include a 19th-century palace, now serving as the official residence of the president of Tatarstan, and a lavishly decorated mosque famous for its observation balcony and lotus-shaped dome. Be sure to visit the mosque's ground-floor museum, established to provide a glimpse into the region's Islamic history and culture. Before you head to Kazan, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Kazan online trip maker, to make sure you see all that Kazan has to offer, including Kazan Kremlin.
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  • Incredible Area and number one visit in Kazan. You cannot leave Kazan without a visit to the Kreml. And furthermore it is UNESCO word heritage.  more »
  • Kazan Kremlin, an amazing historical place, on the banks of the Volga River. the walls and towers of the Kremlin are very well preserved. The Kremlin itself in architecture is very similar to the...  more »
  • It's amazing, you have to come here when you are in Russia. This building is very grand and unique with relifs that describe the story of the past. I hope this place is always for maintained and cared. Thank you. Happy wonderful
  • Very nice place to have a walk. View is fantastic.

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