Kazan landmarks

Kazan landmarks , which we planned to visit on the advice of our Russian friend. The history of Kazan is full of mystery, beautiful tales and legends. The city looks like an eastern beauty that deserves generous gifts. Wherever you go, whatever you touch, you always hear about Volga Bulgaria and the Volga Bulgarians.

There are several legends about the origin of the name, and the most common is related to the Bulgarians. They were looking for a place to settle along the Volga and Lake Kaban. The Kazan Kremlin is the third largest in Russia and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Kremlin buildings are tempting, but first we take a look at the National Museum of Tatarstan.

Beautiful girls welcome curious kids and convince us that their museum is very interesting. In Tatarstan, guests are greeted not with bread and salt, but with chak-chak - tender dough sticks glued with honey. The guide pleasantly surprises us by showing and telling how much the history of Tatarstan is connected with Volga Bulgaria. Today's Tatars and Chuvash are the heirs of the Volga Bulgarians. The Kremlin seems to me huge, a wonderful mix of Christianity and Islam, Eastern and Western elements, with beautiful views of the Kazanka River, which flows into the Volga. The sloping tower Syuyumbike - a symbol of Kazan is associated with beautiful legends. Here is one of them - when Ivan the Terrible conquered the city in 1552, the ruler was the unearthly beautiful Hanka Syuyumbike. Bookmark and Share

Landmarks in Kazan photogallery

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Which sights in Kazan we visited

  • Lake Kaban
  • Mother of God Monastery in Kazan
  • Inclined Tower Syuyumbike
  • National Museum of Tatarstan

Ivan the Terrible wants her for a wife, but Syuyumbike sets a condition - to build a 7-storey beautiful tower in 7 days. Ugly gathers the best builders and build one floor every day. When she is ready, Syuyumbike climbs the tower to say goodbye to her people and her khanate and throws herself out of it. A common version is that the khanka was taken captive to Russia and forcibly married to Shah Ali.

Ivan the Terrible destroyed many of Kazan's buildings and mosques, including the beautiful mosque of the Kazan Khanate, killed many Tatars and drove the rest to the swamps. of the Boar. Now the turquoise mosque complements the ancient ensemble of Kremlin buildings.

Lake Kaban is one of the main attractions of Kazan. It is not just a large lake, but a whole water system more than 10 km away and consists of three large lakes connecting canals and straits. The largest lake is in the city and is Dolen Kaban. We do not miss the Monastery of the Mother of God in Kazan. In 1579, the 10-year-old girl Matrona had a dream about the Mother of God, who showed her where the icon was buried.

This is one of the most famous icons in Russia - the Kazan Holy Mother of God. A temple was built on the site, and in 1798-1808 the main cathedral was built in the Classicist style. The miraculous icon, the protector of Russia, has been redrawn many times. It is believed that the original was stolen in 1904 because of the rich hardware and destroyed.

An icon of the Kazan Mother of God was returned to Russia from the Vatican by Pope John Paul II, and in 2005 the Patriarch of Russia handed it over to Kazan. We joined a local excursion to be able to see and learn as much as possible. We were very well received in the group with people from different parts of Russia.

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