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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  • Simply breathtaking. The views from the Kremlin, of the Kremlin, the architecture. It was all simply amazing! You MUST visit this place if in Kazan.  more »
  • This is not one building but an enclave containing a mosque, church, museums, cafe, market stalls etc. It occupies a commanding spot overlooking the river confluence high on the hill. We visited...  more »
  • The Kremlin of Kazan is a must see. There is of course the stunning Mosque but also other churches, museums, souvenir shops, mausoleums, etc. If you want to visit the museums there is a special ticket for multiple entries. I also saw some guided tours but only in Russian.
  • Awesome place to spent the day. The evenings are especially beautiful. Kazan is a must visit place for people visiting Russia. A blend of different cultures, Kazan is very different from other Russian oblasts.

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