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  • "Ekiyat" Tatar State Puppet Theatre

    Location: Kazan, Peterburgskaya St, 57

    "Ekiyat" ("Fairy tale")Tatar Puppet Theatre was founded in 1934. It is one of the leading puppet theatres of the country. About 100 people works in the theatre, 25 of them are professional actors, performing both in Russian and Tatar languages. The repertoire of the theatre includes performances for children of different age and for students.

    Since 1974 "Ekiyat" Tatar State Puppet Theatre is a member of the International Organisation of puppet theatres - UNIMA

    For more information visit http://ekiatkazan.ru/

     

     

     

     

  • Almetyevsk and its sights and attractions

    The city of Almetyevsk is situated on the slopes of Bugulma-Belebey heights, on the left bank of the river Zai (a tributary of the Kama river), 279 km to the south-east from Kazan, 13 km to the east from the railway station Almetyevsk. Population – 151 thousand people. The settlement was founded in the 18th century, in 1953 was transformed in to a city. The city is the centre of Almetyevsky district. It is a major centre of the republic's oil industry. There are manufactures of machinery and equipment for the oil industry, drilling companies. 

     

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  • Almetyevsk State Tatar Drama Theatre

    Location: Almetyevsk, Lenina Str. 37 (see the map below)
     
    The history of the Almetyevsk tatar Drama theatre originates from 1944. Modern dramaturgic creations form the base of theatre`s repertoir.

    For more information visit http://almetteatr.ru/

     

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  • Amutbayev Menzelinsk State Tatar Drama Theatre

    Location: Menzelinsk, 423700, M. Jalilya Str. 19

    The Menzelinsk Tatar Drama Theatre was opened in April, 1935.

    For more information visit http://minzalateatr.ru/

     

     

  • Annunciation (Blagoveshchenskyi) cathedral

    Location: Kazan, Sheynkman Str.

    The cathedral is a unique 16th century monument, the most ancient of the Orthodox cathedrals in the central Volga region. Pskov master builders under the direction of the famous Postnik Yakovlev built it in 1556. Originally it was made entirely of stone with 6 columns, 5 cupolas and 5 apses, and with two chapels on either side or a porch running between them which curved round the central cube of the cathedral. This, the main Christian place of worship in Kazan, had additions made to it right up to the middle of the 19th century. The architecture of the cathedral displays traditions from different schools and different periods. From its initial form the central body of the cathedral with the one middle drum has survived to this day as have three apses, the foundations of the two stone side-chapels, traces of the interior fresco and a number of decorative elements. An addition to the number of unique items worth seeing at the cathedral is a stone with an inscription in Arabic of an epigraphic nature, which was discovered in the ancient wall masonry under a layer of plaster in the course of restoration work. The builders used it as a door crosspiece.

     

     

     

  • Apanaev (Masjid) mosque

    Location: Kazan, Kayum Nasyri Str. 29

    It is one of the earliest stone Muslim buildings, which have been preserved in Kazan. The mosque was constructed from 1768 to 1769. The baroque style is reflected in decorative motives of varying origin – Tatar, Russian and west European. Mosque was built during the first third of the 19th century already bear the imprint of classicism – this is a characteristic type of mosque with the minaret on the roof. The two-storey building included service and household premises (a stockroom, library, and woodshed, etc.), and warehousing for merchants. On the first floor might be classrooms for the madrasah or mekteb (elementary school) of the parish.

     

     

  • Boratynskyi Museum

    Location: Kazan, Korolenko St., 26, and Gorky Str. 25/28


    The museum is an affiliate of the Tatarstan National Museum of the Republic of Tatarstan.
    Established as a community school museum in 1977. Since 1983 it was incorporated into the Republican National Museum as a affiliate. In 1991, the exhibition "Family Album Pages" was opened in the reconstructed wing of the Boratynskys' estate on Gorky Street. The exhibition is based on the genuine items of that time. There is also a small collection of the Boratynskyi's memorabilia exposed at the museum.

    Internet: http://boratynskiy.tatmuseum.ru/   
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1762666090673852/ 

     

     

  • Bugulma and its sights and attractions

    The town is situated on the slopes of the Bugulma-Belebeevo heights at the place where the Bugulminka river joins the Zai river. It is 376 km from Kazan. The population is 95,300. There are a railway station and an airport. The town is the centre of the Bugulminsky district. Bugulma is the centre of Tatarstan's oil extracting region.

     

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  • Bugulma State Russian Drama Theatre

    Location: Bugulma, Lenin Street, 28

    For more information visit http://bugulmateatr.ru/

     

     

     

  • Cathedral of the Epiphany (Bogoyavlenskyi sobor)

    Location: Kazan, Bauman Str. 78 (see the map below

    The church was built from 1731 to 1776 with funds donated by a well-known Kazan factory owner I.A.Mikhlyaev and the merchant S.A.Chernov and is a typical monument of Kazan architecture from the first half of the 18th century in the baroque style. The bell tower, which replaced an earlier structure at the turn of the present century, was designed by architect M.Mikhailov. This impressive tall tower of 74 m is made of red brick and has the stamp of pseudo-Russian style, what you can notice by patterned surface. The cathedral is one of the most memorable and eye-catching buildings in the old part or the city.

     

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    Cathedral of the Epiphany (Bogoyavlenskyi sobor), Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: Sergei i Masha Popovy, www.sobory.ru

    Cathedral of the Epiphany (Bogoyavlenskyi sobor), Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourism Photo:Sergei i Masha Popovy, www.sobory.ru

    Cathedral of the Epiphany (Bogoyavlenskyi sobor), Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourism Photo:Vasiliy Shelyomin, www.sobory.ru

    Cathedral of the Epiphany (Bogoyavlenskyi sobor), Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourism Photo:Mikhail Sukhanov, www.sobory.ru

     

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  • Chak-chak museum

    Location: Kazan, Ulitsa Parizhskoy Kommuny,18

     

    The Chak-Chak Museum is all about the wonder of Tatar cuisine - Chak-chak. Here you may learn not only making this delicacy but also meet other Tatar traditional dishes with a cup of aromatic tea from a hot samovar.

    It is advised to make an appointment in advance, in order to avoid ocasional overcrowding.

     

    internet: https://chak-chak.museum 

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

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chakchakmuseum/ 

     

     

  • Chistopol and its sights and attractions

    The city of Chistopol is situated on the left bank of the river Kama, 144 km from Kazan, 125 km to the north from railway station Nurlat. Population – 63 thousand people. There are a big pier and an airport. The village Chistoe Pole (Arkhangelskaya Sloboda) was founded in the 18th century. The town is the centre of Chistopolsky district. It is an industrial centre best known for the watch factory "Vostok". 

     

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  • Concert Hall of Tukay Tatar State Philarmony

    Location: Kazan, Pavlyukhina Str. 73

    For more information visit http://tatfil.ru/

     

  • Elabuga and its sights and attractions

    Elabuga is situated in the north-west of the republic, on the right bank of the river Kama, 215 km from Kazan, 14 km to the south-west from the railway station Tikhonovo. Population – 68,6 thousand people. The settlement was founded in the 16th century. The town is the centre of Elabuzhsky district. There are a number of important industrial enterprises and agricultural business. 

     

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    Elabuga in the beginning of the 20th century. The road to the harbour.

     

     

    Source: D. van Nieuwburg

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Elabuga. The ancient settlement.

     

     

  • 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/

     

     

  • Ethnographical museum at Kazan Federal University

    Ethnographical museum at Kazan Federal University 

    Location: Kazan, Kremlyovskaya Str. 18

    The museum contains of three main expositions: "Ethnographical collection of Kazan University", "Ethnography of the Volga regiona", and "Ethnography of the peoples of the world".

    The museum is open for everyone, but preferences are given to staff and students of Kazan University. Therefore it is highly advised to plan a visit, make an appointment and/or purchase a ticket in advance. It is possible to book an group excursion.

     

    Internet: https://kpfu.ru/museums/etnograficheskij-muzej/dlya-posetitelej 

     

     

  • Jalil Opera and Ballet Tatar State Academic Theatre

    Location: Svobody Sq. 1, Kazan (see the location map below

    The history of M. Jalil Opera and Ballet Tatar Academic Theatre originates from December, 1938. The troop of the theatre relates to one of the best operatic and choreographic collectives in Russia. Each year two international festivals are held at the theatre: F. Shalyapin International Festival of Opera Art and R. Nuriyev International Festival of Classical Ballet.

    For more information visit http://www.kazan-opera.ru/

     Jalil Opera and Ballet Tatar State Academic Theatre, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: Andrey Roshektaev

    Fountain at Jalil Opera and Ballet Tatar State Academic Theatre, Kazan, 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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  • 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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  • Kachalov Kazan Academic Russian Bolshoi Drama Theatre

    Location: Kazan, Baumana, Str. 48

    the history of the theatre dates from 1791. It is one of the most ancient theatres in Russia and is the first theatre in Kazan. Such famous russian actors as Pavel Mochalov, Mikhail Schepkin, Pelageya Strepetova, Vasili Kachalov and others played on the boards of this theatre. The theatre participated in international dramatic festivals, held in Vilnyus, Cairo, Marcelle, Moscow, Pskov.

    For more information visit http://teatrkachalov.ru/

     

     

  • Kamal Tatar State Academic Theatre

    Location: Kazan, Tatarstan Str. 1

    One of the best national theatres in Russia. Laureat of the First Turkish World Theatres Festival (Turkey).

    For more information visit http://www.kamalteatr.ru/