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  • Church of Holy Kirill Belozerskyi, Alexandr Nevskyi and Mefodyi Patarskyi

    Location: Vysokogorsky district

    It is the great two-tire church with delicately worked cross on the top has survived and inside there are fragments of the beautiful frescoes which once covered its wall.

     

     

  • Elabuga historical-architectural and art museum-reserve

    Location: Elabuga

    The museum-reserve was created in 1990 to preserve monuments of material and spiritual culture. The area is about 491.5 hectares. Within its territory at the present time are 226 monuments of history, architecture and town planning which are under state protection, and in total there are up to 700 buildings and installations in the town and elements of them which are of architectural or other value.

    For more information visit http://www.elabuga.com/

     

     

  • John the Baptist (Ioanno-Predtechenskyi) monastery

    Location: Kazan, Bauman St, 1/2n (see the map below

    The monastery was founded in 1564-1568 in honour of Ivan the Terrible. After the fire in the middle of the 17th century the wooden buildings of the monastery burned down. In 1662 stone buildings were erected: the unheated Ioanno-Predtechensky Church with three tent-shaped towers, the heated Church of the Ascension (Voznesseniya), a bell tower, monks’ quarters, a monastery wall with outside church, and, at the end of the 18th century, a chapel designed by Kaftyrev. The small Ascension Church of 1652 has survived to these days. It is adorned with five onion-shaped cupolas and a bell tower. Both buildings are brick in the 17th century Moscow baroque style.

    John the Baptist (Ioanno-Predtechenskyi) monastery, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: Sergey and Masha Popovy www.sobory.ru

    John the Baptist (Ioanno-Predtechenskyi) monastery, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: Andrey Roshektaev www.sobory.ru

    John the Baptist (Ioanno-Predtechenskyi) monastery, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: Sergey and Masha Popovy www.sobory.ru

     

    The Ascension Church

    The Ascension Church in John the Baptist (Ioanno-Predtechenskyi) monastery, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: Sergey and Masha Popovy www.sobory.ru

    The Ascension Church in John the Baptist (Ioanno-Predtechenskyi) monastery, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: Vasiliy Shelyomin www.sobory.ru

     

     

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  • Kazan Kremlin State Historical and Architectural museum-reserve

    Location: Kazan Kremlin, Kazan (see the location map below

    Kazan Kremlin State Historical and Architectural museum-reserve is a unique complex, of historical and architectural monuments, a mixture of Tatar and Russia heritage.

    The museum complex is an object of historical and cultural heritage of the state significance, and an object of cultural heritage of Tatarstan.

    Since 2000 the Kazan Kremlin is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    For more information visit https://kazan-kremlin.ru/ 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kremlinmuseum 

     

    The Kazan Kremlin, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: Andrey Roshektaev

    The Kazan Kremlin, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: Andrey Roshektaev

    Suyumbike Tower at The Kazan Kremlin, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: Andrey Roshektaev

    Suyumbike Tower at The Kazan Kremlin, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: Andrey Roshektaev

    View from the Kremlin on the Kazanka river, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: Andrey Roshektaev

    At the Kremlin, Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: Andrey Roshektaev

     

     

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  • Kazan Virgin (Kazanskoi Bogoroditsy) church

    Location: Pestrechinsky district, the Cheremyshevo village

    The church was built in 1741 (restored in 1985). The standard basilica type Russian church of the baroque period. It was the church where 1863 Maria Blank and Ilya Ulyanov, Lenin’s parents, were married in 1863. In the cemetery, attached to the church, there is a group of graves of Lenin’s relatives on the maternal line.

     

     

  • Kseninskaya church

    Location: Mamadyshsky district, Mamadysh

    The functioning three-nave five-dome church – an architectural monument of the second half of the 19th century in eclectic style.

     

     

  • Makariev monastery

    Location: Verkhneuslonsky district, Vvedenskaya Sloboda (see the map below

    The monastery is situated on the right bank of the river Sviyaga. Makariev’s hermitage consists of an ensemble of monastery buildings surrounded by a wall. The foundation of the monastery probably dates to the middle of the 16th century. Unfortunately, the original buildings have not been preserved. The monastery comprises the Ascension Cathedral (1829), the Consolation of All Sorrows Church (1866), the chapel, the monk’s quarters, icehouse, bakery, warehouse and the wall. In 1995 the monastery was given over to the Kazan Eparchy.

     

    Makariev monastery, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: Andrey Roshektaev

    Makariev monastery, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourism
    Photo: Andrey Roshektaev

     

     

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  • Nikolo-Nizskaya church at the Nilol'skyi cathedral

    Location: Kazan, Bauman Str. 5

    This is a complex of churches from the beginning of the 18th to the second half of the 19th century: the Pokrovskaya church with bell tower (1703) and the Nikola Nizskaya church (1885). Before the service and especially church festivals the sound of the bells carries from here all over the surrounding area. The Pokrovskaya church and a bell tower, what were built in 1703, are valuable monuments of Russian baroque of the early 18th century. Inside the church there are frescoes covering the arches, tiers and pillars and also an iconostasis in very good condition. The five-tier bell tower is building was until recently the only surviving example in the city of the glazed, scaly ceramic tiles which were widespread in Kazan in the 18th century. In 1885 in place of the Nikolskyi chapel, which had become dilapidated a new church was built onto the Pokrovskaya church from the southern side and was given the name of Nikolo-Nizskaya church.

     

     

  • Our Lady (Bogoroditsy) monastery

    Location: Vysokogorsky district, Semiozerka

    It is an architectural monument of the 17th - early 20th centuries. The monk Yevfimyi founded the original hermitage. The buildings, which have survived, are a two-storey block of the deputy Abbot and monks in the baroque style, two-storey monks’ quarters, one of the churches and the monastery walls.

     

     

     

  • Peter and Paul (Petropavlovskyi) cathedral

    Location: Kazan, Musa Dzhalil Str. 21

    The cathedral was built in 1723-1726 in memory of Peter the Great’s visit to Kazan, in place of the wooden Petrovskaya Church. The Peter and Paul cathedral is the most valuable example of Russian baroque architecture of the beginning of the 18th century. Unfortunately, time has not preserved the names of the creators of this remarkable building. The church and bell tower decorated as they are by a fantastic interwoven design of branches, grasses and grapevines, and painted in bright shades. The two-tier vaulted building of the church, which rises to a height of 52 metres, is skirted by an open curved gallery, which is reached by two main porches, one from the southwest, the other – from the north. Once on the gallery there is opportunity to notice how well chosen the location and architectural design of the building are. From the bell town there is a wonderful view of the city.

     

     

     

  • Polish Roman Catholic church - Parish of the Holy Cross

    Location: Kazan, Ostrovskyi Str. 73

    The light building of the Kazan Roman Catholic church surrounded by a small garden was built in 1858. Due to a reconstruction by the architect P.T.Zhukovskyi in 1908 it has acquired, according to specialists, the very typical appearance of a Polish Roman Catholic church, which is easy to explain when you remember the sizeable Polish diaspora in Kazan and the region. Unlike many other churches in Kazan, which have been returned to their religious communities, the Kostel continues in secular use as one of the buildings of the Tupolev Kazan State Technical University.

     

     

  • Raifa Monastery

    Location: Zelenodolsky district, Raifa (see the map below

    At this famous monastery on of the most revered Orthodox sacred objects is kept – the Icon of the Georgian Virgin (Ikona Gruzinskoi Bozhiei Materi). It is a highly unusual case in post-revolutionary Russia: the monastery although was totally destroyed and virtually all the churches and buildings have been preserved. The foundation of the Raifa hermitage is linked to the name of the Monk Philaret who in 1613 arrived in Kazan from Moscow to join the fraternity of the Spaso-Preobrazhensky monastery in the Kremlin. However, he found himself on the shore of the lake on the site of the present Raifa hermitage where he built himself a hut and lived in solitude praying to God. As supporters and admirers of Philaret began to appear, there was a need for a prayer house and a wooden chapel was built. After the death of Philaret the hermits asked for the blessing of the Kazan Metropolitan Lavrentyi for the foundation a monastery here, which happened in 1661. The name of the monastery came from one of the gateway churches which was erected in the name of the Holy Fathers murdered in Raifa and Sinai (Raifa is a place on the eastern shore of Red Sea).

     

    Raifa monastery, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: Andrey Roshektaev

    Raifa monastery, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: Andrey Roshektaev

    Raifa monastery, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: Andrey Roshektaev

    Raifa monastery, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: Andrey Roshektaev

    Raifa, ice sculptures, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: Andrey Roshektaev

    Ice sculpture at the Raifa Lake, ice sculptures, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: D. van Nieuwburg

    Ice sculpture at the Raifa Lake, ice sculptures, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: D. van Nieuwburg

    Ice sculpture at the Raifa Lake, ice sculptures, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: D. van Nieuwburg

    Ice sculpture at the Raifa Lake, ice sculptures, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: D. van Nieuwburg

    Ice sculpture at the Raifa Monastery, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: D. van Nieuwburg

    Ice sculpture at the Raifa Monastery, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: D. van Nieuwburg

    Christmas tree in Raifa, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: D. van Nieuwburg

     

     

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  • St. John the Baptist (Ioanno-Predtechenskaya) church

    Location: Verkhneuslonsky district, the Klyuchishchi village

    The church of 19th century with its four-tire bell tower is visible for many kilometres and in good weather from Kazan itself, while it attracts the attention of everyone sailing past the right bank of the river Volga. The church was built on the highest point of the village of Klyuchishchi. Badly damaged by wind and weather over the last several decades, it has however gamely held out, preserving its classic outlines and continuing to embellish the shore.

     

     

  • Sviyazhsk State Historical, Architectural and Art Museum-Reserve "Island-City Sviyazhsk"

    Location: Zelenodolsky district, Sviyazhsk (see the map below)

    The ensemble of buildings of the former town of Sviyazhsk has exceptional and universal value. It includes some of the original structures of the town, which have been preserved. One of them is the wooden Trinity (Troitskaya) Church (1551) with its interior and iconostasis, which is one of the few monuments of Russian wooden architecture of the 16th century to have survived. Next to it is the St. Nicholas (Nikolskaya) Church (1556). The Assumption (Uspenskaya) Church (1560) should be mention, which were built with the participation of the famous master stone mason Postnik Yakovlev (Barma), who created St. Basil’s on the Red Square in Moscow and the Kazan Kremlin. There are 1,080 m² of ancient frescoes have been preserved in the Assumption Cathedral, which for the breadth and variety of their biblical themes and the perfection of their execution are unequalled among the few surviving examples of fresco art of the 16th century. They differ substantially in their technique and use of colour from Novgorod, Pskov, Vladimir-Suzdal’ and Moscow fresco painting.

    It is also unique as an incomparable example of ancient Russian wooden town-building technique and for the sheer scale of the operation to construct and settle the town fortress (75,000 people built it in 24 days) there has been no equivalent anywhere in the world.

    For more information visit https://www.ostrovgrad.org/

     

    Sviyazhsk - town-island, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: Andrey Roshektaev

    Sviyazhsk - town-island, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: Andrey Roshektaev

    Sviyazhsk - town-island, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: Andrey Roshektaev

    Sviyazhsk - town-island, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: Andrey Roshektaev

     

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  • The Holy "Moneyless Ones" Cosmas and Damian church

    Location: Naberezhnye Chelny, Naberezhnochelninskiy Prospekt, 37-а (see the map below

    This is a traditional village church in the Byzantine style to a standard design in 1859. The reconstruction and improvement of the area have resulted in the formation of a distinctive architectural ensemble, which includes the church, a fence with its gates, a chapel and the pavilions within the fence.

     

    The Holy "Moneyless Ones" Cosmas and Damian church, Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: Vadim Pavlov, www.sobory.ru

    The Holy "Moneyless Ones" Cosmas and Damian church, Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: Vadim Pavlov, www.sobory.ru

     

     

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  • The village of Bilyar - Bilyar State Historical, Archaeological and Natural Museum-Reserve

    Location: Alekseevsky district, Bilyarsk, Arbuzov Str. 2

    This is one of the most important places linked with the history of the Bulgar State. Bilyar (from the Bulgar – "great") was the biggest of the towns not only of Bulgaria (Suvar, Oshel’, Dzhuketau, etc) but also of medieval Eurasia as a whole (according to archaeologists, bigger than London or Paris of that time).

    From the 10th to the 13th centuries Bilyar was the capital of the Bulgar State. Its area reached 10 million m². The territory included a citadel, inner city, outer city and trading quarter. In the citadel protected by a wooden wall up to 10 m thick, there was a large cathedral mosque, royal cemetery, palace complex, storerooms and workshop. Consisting of big white stone, brick and wooden buildings the town made a striking impression on travellers. One of them, Dzhevaliki, compared its buildings with those of Rum (Constantinople). In the autumn, 1236, the Mongols destroyed Bilyar. In the 14th-16th centuries Bilyar was an ordinary town of Bulgaria and the Kazan Khanate. In the 17th-18th centuries it was a fortified town along the old Zakam’e line which protested against raids by Bashkirs and Nogais. In the 19th century it was famous for its pottery.

    For more information visit https://xn--80abeiejgafejid0blpls8x.xn--p1ai/

     

     

  • Trinity (Troitskaya) church

    Location: Kamsko-Ustyinsky district, the village of Ten'ki

    The Trinity church (1769) is rising up on bank of the Volga. The church was built in baroque style.