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.
Kazan Kremlin reviews
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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