location Zelenodolsky district

location Zelenodolsky district

  • Grey heron colony

    Location: opposite the hamlet of Vasil’evo, Zelenodolsky district

    The nature reserve is situated in a beautiful place on the west bank of the River Sumka. The colony is one of the biggest in the European part of Russia, and contains about 400 nests of birds. The herons build their nests on the top branches of the trees. Trees are mostly 150-200 years old.

  • 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

     

  • 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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  • 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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  • Sviyazhsky nature reserve

    Location: Zelenodolsky and Verkhneuslonsky districts

    The nature reserve was created in 1988 because of the exceptional ecological value of the natural environments of the Sviyaga river, the Sviyazhsky bay of the Kuibyshev Reservoir, in water meadows of which 35 different types of plants and animals grow and live, what were registered in the Republican Red Book. The reserve protects many animals valuable for hunting and commerce.

  • Vasil'evskyi health centre

    Location: Zelenodolsky district

    The health centre is situated in a pinewood park with an area of 50 hectares and within two kilometres from the river Volga, there id a beach and concert hall, library, dance floor, physiotherapy room with small pools and sauna and steam baths. The treatments include the use of mineral waters: chloride-sodium-bromine brines for bathing and silt and sulphide silt mud.

  • Volga-Kama nature reserve (Raifa sector)

    Location: 25 km from Kazan, in Zelenodolsky district

    The reserve was founded in 1960. This unique area combines southern taiga and broadleaf forests. There are more than 600 types of plants. The most of pines are more than 250 years old. The arboretum garden, what was created there in 1921 by students of Kazan University, consists of more than 400 types of trees and shrubs from America, Asia, and Europe. Among the representatives of the animal kingdom there are fifty types of mammals, more than 250 types of birds, as well as reptiles and amphibians. The animals were founded here are elk, wood grouse, black grouse, red field vole, woodpecker, cuckoo, forest dormouse, etc.

     

    For more information visit: https://vkgz.ru/en