Said-Galeeva, 1, Kazan, 420111, Russia
Walking Distance to Train Station
It was a pleasent stay. Rooms are big and clean. Price is considerably low compared to the hotel prices in Russia. Staff speak some English. Breakfast is poor.
Unique Quality: Hotel is very close to the train station and next to it, there is McDonalds. You may not be fancy of McDonalds but it has wireless internet.
Directions: 250m to railway station.
More about Kazan'
Youngste near Lake Nizhny Kaban
Kazan Kremlin, complex layout
Baumana uliza / Baumann-street in Kazan
Does anybody know ALL the details for setting up a trip to Kazan from California? I seem to get different info from different agencies and even an Attorney.......I have been given prices from $155.00 to over $5,000.00 for the same trip.....visa registration problems, flight vs train Moscow to Kazan....best/worse hotels in Kazan.....invitation needed , etc , etc , etc.......seems like nobody knows all the detail.......Help please!
Re: Re: Seems Confusing
Really, Neil, why KAZAN???
I'm surprised too. I think it's 10th forum this January about Kazan!!! :-)))
about problems? visa, too long but i don't know the price. the ticket for airlines Moscow-Kazan-Moscow is USD 150-200 to and back, hotel, i had 3* hotel for USD 30 per night. ...
Re: Re: Seems Confusing
I think it's cause of 1000 anniversary of Kazan' this year. Besides I heard ( as a matter of fact i was born in Republic Tatarstan and I have a lot of friends and relatives there - and my parents live there) that the president of Republic began a programm for tourism developing and i think it's good advertising abroad. Well, i think it's possible to see everything during 2-3 days and the most interesting places in Tatarstan are nature places between cities: forests, river and so on. but in any way, the wish of tourism developing is good because we have a poor tourist structure
Travel Tips for Kazan'
Kremlin. Think your wish
Touching the Siyumbike tower you may think you wish and it will be come true. As a matter of fact, my guide in Kremlin said it's enough to touch tower by one hand but you see in the picture I have touched it by 2 hands. Let's wait when my wish will fulfil altogether! :-))
One more building that beautifies the city is the mosque Kul-Sharif. Its construction began in 1996 on the territory of the Kazan Kremlin according to the project of a group of architects from the firm “Tatinvestgrazhdanproject”. The complex of the mosque is symmetrically arranged. The building of the mosque itself is in the middle of the yard and on each side of it there are 2 pavilions. The complex of the mosque includes the mosque itself, museum-library, publishing house and imam administration.
In Kazan one may observe not only construction of new modern buildings, such as “Basket-Hall”, but also reconstruction of such well-known objects of Kazan as Opera and Ballet Theatre, the hotels “Sovet” and “Kazan”, Kekin’s house and others.
The fancy gate of Siyumbike Tower
Dont miss to take a closer look at the fancy iron-gate of Siyumbike Tower : it has a lot of local symbols and I think it is not really necessary to understand all of these symbols, because this ornate iron-gate is a really great work of art.
Siyumbike Tower is the "leaning tower" inside of the Kremlin-walls, just a few steps away from the president palace.
The Kazan Kremlin
The most popular sight in Kazan for people all around the world is The Kazan Kremlin. This old stronghold was build 1000 years ago from wood. After Tsar Ivan IV conquest in 1552 it was reconstructed. So picturesque view opens for your eyes from the old walls of the stronghold. A local government is working here and this is a reason why this place so clear and safe. You can get a guide or walk yourself enjoying this medieval fortress. Kremlin is located in the center of the city and all roads go there.
The Kremlin is opened for tourists all around a clock 7 days a week and it is even free!
Blagoveshenskyi Temple / Annunciation Cathedral
Blagoveshenskyi Temple /Annunciation Cathedral is the name of this large Russian Othodox Church inside of the Kazan-Kremlin-walls and in front of it you will see an interesting monument for the architects of the city : a tartar and a Russian architect, as a symbol for the main influences in architecture that had made Kazan such a unique place (see my 2nd photograph!).
The church is still an active orthodox church, but visitors are welcome, so we went inside !
Popular Hotels in Kazan'
Odnostoronka Grivki st., 27, Kazan, 420066, Russia