Elabuga is situated in the northwest of the republic, on the right bank of the river Kama. It is located 215 km from Kazan, 14 km to the southwest of the railway station Tikhonovo. The nearest cities are Naberezhnye Chelny and Nizhnekamsk. The settlement was founded in the 16th century. the city is the administrative centre of the Elabuzhsky district. There are several important industrial enterprises and agricultural businesses. Information about the municipality is here.
The city consists of two parts. Simply, the historical part – Lower City – is situated in the Toima river valley, and the modern part – Upper City – is located near the Kama. Most attractions are located in the Lower City across Kazanskaya and Bolshaya Pokrovskaya streets. Many museums and other tourist attractions are situated there. Tour guiding services are available.
The Bulgar settlement is known as the Devil’s settlement and is located outside of the historical centre of the city, but not far. So you may get there by walking, public transport, or car. Parking is available.
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