cultural tourism

cultural tourism

  • 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/

     

     

  • Elabuga settlement (Gorodishche)

    Location: Elabuga

    The Chertovo ancient settlement is a memorable place near Elabuga. It is situated on a high promontory on the right bank of the Kama. The settlement represents the remains of a fortified settlement of one of the tribes, which lived here during the second half of the first millennium. In the eastern area (400 m²) of the site are the remains of a fortress-mosque of the Volga Bulgars (10th century) with round towers at the corners. One tower has survived. This castle had typical architecture style of Volga-Bulgaria. The only surviving stone tower from the Bulgar town besides archaeological importance has also become a symbol of Elabuga.

    The settlement was originally a clan fortification defended only by earthen ramparts. In the 9th-10th centuries on the area which they defined a wooden citadel with four towers was built – a development typical for a class society. Around it was concentrated the majority of the villages.

     

     

  • 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 

     

     

  • Gabdulla Tukay museum complex

    Location: Arsky district, the Novy Kyrlai village

    Branch of the State Joint Museum. Not only admirers of poetry of Tukay know the museum but also all those who know anything at all about this great figure in Tatar culture from the early 20th century.

    The museum exposition features artefacts related to those times, early editions of the poet's works, many photos and works inspired by the verses of Tukay’s creations - stories, fairytales, and poems. 

    While visiting the museum it is also possible to take a wonderful walk through the forest.

     

    Internet: http://tukay-museum.ru/en/ 

     

     

     

  • Glukhoe lake

    Location: the Republic of Mari El, Volzhskyi district

    Glukhoe lake
    Photo: Andrey Roshektaev

    Glukhoe lake
    Photo: Andrey Roshektaev

  • Gorkinskoe I ancient settlement

    Location: Alekseevsky district, at the Gorka village

    It is an area with adjacent monuments covering 42 hectares.

     

     

  • Gorkinskoe II ancient settlement (Balynguz)

    Location: Alekseevsky district, at the Gorka village

    This site remains of an uncompleted town of the 1330s-1340s with an area of about 400 hectares together with adjacent monuments on the Bal’gaguz hill (mausoleum). In area this is the second largest ancient settlement of Tatarstan and the Middle Volga region after Bilyar.

     

     

  • Historical and Ethnographic Museum of Gayaz Iskhaki

    Location: Chistopolsky districtthe Kutlushkyno village

    Gayaz Iskhacky was born on February 22, 1878 in the village Yaushyrma near Chistopolof the Kazan province in the family of the mullah Gylyazetdyn.

    His life experience was difficult, his literary works are numerous including journalistic genres, novels, stories and plays. He was considered as an initiator of the modern Tatar literature be the contemporaries. Gayaz Iskhacky made a valuable contribution to the development of the Tatar press taking part if the editing of the Tatar newspapers in Kazan, Moscow and St. Petersburg. Before the October Revolution he started to fight for the interest of the Tatar nation and was arrested. For the first time he served time in the Chistopol prison in November-December 1906 where he wrote his autobiographic story “Zyndan” (“Prison”).

    In May 1917 Gayaz Iskhacky raised the question about the national-cultural autonomy “Idel-Ural” (“Volga-Ural”) in the First All-Russia Congress of Muslims in Moscow and in the Second Congress in Kazan. In 1919 he left the country being elected the deputy of the Versailles Conference and then couldn’t go back. First he lived in Harbin, then Paris, Berlin, Warsaw, shortly before the World War II he moved to Turkey – Istanbul, Ankara. Abroad he went on his tireless public and literary activities. In 1933 he published his essay “Idel-Ural” in Berlin. G. Iskhacky died on June 22, 1954 and was buried in Istanbul.

    Now the literary heritage of Gayaz Iskhacky is coming again to the readers. The fifteenth volume is coming of his works is being prepared. In the village Kutlushkyno the country-estate of Gayaz Iskhacky is open.

    Source: based on the museum brochure

    For more information visit https://chisto-muzei.ru/istoriko-memorialnyj-i-etnograficheskij-muzej-g-isxaki/

     

     

     

  • Holy places

    Location: Chistopolsky district

    The "cemetery of the holy men" is located in an ancient Tatar village Tubulgy Tau. The six gravestones here are considered epigraphic monuments of the 14th and 15th centuries. There are also gravestones of the 17th to 19th centuries in the now sparsely populated the village of Tatarskoe Alkino. Also here is the building of a mosque of the early 20th century.

     

  • House of merchant Naumov

    Location: the Republic of Mari El, Yoshkar-Ola, the old district of the city 

    House of merchant Naumov in Yoshkar-Ola, Mari El, a monument of architecture
    Photo: O. Ermakova

    House of merchant Naumov in Yoshkar-Ola, Mari El, a monument of architecture
    Photo: O. Ermakova

    House of merchant Naumov in Yoshkar-Ola, Mari El, a monument of architecture
    Photo: O. Ermakova

    House of merchant Naumov in Yoshkar-Ola, Mari El, a monument of architecture
    Photo: O. Ermakova

    House of merchant Naumov in Yoshkar-Ola, Mari El, a monument of architecture
    Photo: O. Ermakova

    House of merchant Naumov in Yoshkar-Ola, Mari El, a monument of architecture
    Photo: O. Ermakova

    House of merchant Naumov in Yoshkar-Ola, Mari El, a monument of architecture
    Photo: O. Ermakova

    House of merchant Naumov in Yoshkar-Ola, Mari El, a monument of architecture
    Photo: O. Ermakova

     

  • Imen'kovsky archaeological complex

    Location: Laishevsky district, the Imen’kovo village

    The site is situated in a bend of the river Brysk. There are preserved remains from three different times: the Preanan’ino epoch, the transitional period from Pyanobor to Azelino culture and the Imen’kovo culture itself (4th to 8th centuries). In the 4th century Imen’kovo tribes – Turkic peoples of western Siberian and south Urals origin – appeared in the lower reaches of the Kama, in the Middle Volga and the Sviyaga. These tribes had the customs of arable agriculture and settled stock breeding but also partly practised nomadism and like the Azelino tribes who lived here earlier kept in their herds as well as horses cattle, sheep and goats and pigs but for them (Imen’kovo tribes) horses and camels predominant. For the first time the plough with an iron plough with an iron ploughshare appeared here.

    The Imen’kovo culture preserved family links between patriarchal communities and stood on the last rung of the primitive communal system and it was already in a transitional phase from a society based on common property to a society based on private property. This epoch in history is termed the period of military democracy when the importance of military organisation is becoming greater as well as the power of leaders of tribal groups.

    The 6th-8th centuries witnessed a new penetration of Turkic tribes – the Turkyuts some of whom settled on the Belaya (White) and Kama Rivers and took part in forming the ancestors of the Bashkirs. While that time, the others, the greater part of the tribes, occupied territory on the shores of the Middle Volga and Lower Kama, populated by Imen’kovo tribes and mingled here with ancestors of the Local Finno-Ugric peoples – the Udmurts and Komi.

    The appearance of this stream of Turkic people can be traced through the dissemination throughout the region of silver articles, which they had imported from Central Asia.

     

     

  • 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
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  • 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/

     

     

     

     

  • Karim Tinchurin Theatre Festival

    Location: Kazan

    he Republican Karim Tinchurin Theatre Festival. The festival is held once every year two years in Kazan and features professional Tatar theatres from Tatarstan, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

  • 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

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  • Kazan State Theatre of Young Spectator

    Location: Kazan, Ostrovskogo Str. 10

    The history of theatre originates from 1932. The repertoir consists mainly of russian and world-wide classical and dramaturgic plays in russian language. The theatre is a Laureate of Tatarstan`s Premium (1992), a Laureate of the Russian "Golden Mask" National Premium (1996).

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

     

     

  • Kazan Tatar State Theatre of Young Spectator

    Location: Kazan, Peterburgskaya St, 55б

    The theatre began its` activity as a dramatic studio to the Kazan Russian Theatre of Young Spectator, but in 1991 it obtained a state status. Since that time the theatre began to implement direction of classical and modern dramaturgic plays predominategly for children of preschool and school ages. The repertory also includes the plays for adults.

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

     

  • Klenovaya Gora (Maple Mountain)

    Location: the Republic of Mari El, Volzhskyi district

    Surrounding of Klenovaya Gora, Mari El, Russia, Tatarstan, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: Andrey Roshektaev

    The river Ilet' at Klenovaya GoraMari El, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: Andrey Roshektaev

     

     

     

  • Konaner lake

    Lovation: the Republic of Mari El, Volzhskyi district

    Konaner lake
    Photo: Andrey Roshektaev

    Konaner lake
    Photo: Andrey Roshektaev

    Konaner lake
    Photo: Andrey Roshektaev

    Pinetrees around the lake
    Photo: Andrey Roshektaev

    Shores of the lake
    Photo: Andrey Roshektaev

     

  • Konstantin Vasiliev Memorial Museum

    Location: Zelenodolsky district, Vasilievo, Lenina Str. 61-4

    Established 1994. Opened on January 10, 1996. Became an affiliate of the Republican National Museum of Tatarstan in 1997.

    Internet: http://www.konstantinvasiliev.ru