Cities and towns and their cultural life are one of the main cultural tourist attractions of the Republic of Tatarstan. Each of them has its own cultural and historical identity, which is a combination of historical events, cultural sites and traditions, religions, and ethnical groups. The republic is situated in the center of the European part of the Russian Federation and is surrounded by a few different regions and republics. As nearer a certain city or town is to borders with those regions as higher the interaction between cultures in different aspects – ethnic, religious, traditional, etc. Those differences are easy to be noticed by visitors in the style of buildings, clothes of inhabitants, presence of religious objects and festivities, conducting local festivals, etc. In this part of the site, you may read about many sights and attractions according to their locations – cities and districts of Tatarstan.


How to visit tourist attractions in a city or a district

Before visiting a city or region try to collect enough information about those sites and objects you would like to visit. Sometimes the most interesting objects are not marked at the place, and accessible by public transport. Besides it also be the case when objects of the same cultural and historical value are promoted differently. It means that you might simply pass an interesting object without even noticing it. It would be disappointing, would it not be?…

Therefore a keyword for travelling around Tatarstan is the research of all types: books, tourist brochures, related websites, and – highly advised – talking with locals. 

Another feature of cities and districts in Tatarstan is not even spreading of tourism attraction. The attractions are mainly located in the cities and towns. Visiting those in the countryside usually needs to be planned ahead. Bear in mind that many historical sites might be a part of municipal, agricultural or industrial territories. So it is always better to make an appointment with those who may assist you during your visit.