Kazan' Off The Beaten Path

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    Interact

    by GIPA Updated Jun 6, 2014

    If you intend to find any "off the beaten path" , try to make Tatar friends in advance. This is the best way to capture the atmosphere of Kazan. Lots of places I visited were advised by them , and I could pay attention in so many details , learning very much. Thank you , my friends!

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    Central Stadium

    by Nuclei Written Jan 14, 2010

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    This is the home for Rubin Kazan football team. Dependent on the growth and wealth in Tatarstan, the victories in sporting events also started to increase. Rubin Kazan won the championship in Russia in 2008 and 2009. They have also beaten Barcelona last year at Nou Camp in Champions League.

    However, even there is a big success in football, ice hockey is still the most popular sport in Tatarstan. Kazan Ak Bars (Snow Leopards) is also a very successful team.

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    The Kremlin is a UNESCO-World-heritage

    by globetrott Updated Aug 17, 2008

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    The Kremlin of Kazan / Kasan was granted the title UNESCO-World-heritage some years ago and so they proudly have the UNESCO-emblem on top of many of their towers there.
    The tower that you see in these photographs is the one, where most tours are leaving the Kremlin-area and go on with the bustours.

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    Nurulla Moscque

    by globetrott Updated Aug 16, 2008

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    Nurulla Moscque in Kazan / Kasan
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    Unfortunately I saw Nurulla Moscque only from a distance, when our tourbus passed by it at the beginning of our guided tour through Kazan. This mosque is quite close to the cruiseport and dates back to the 19th century.

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    an interesting bank-building in Baumann-street

    by globetrott Updated Aug 16, 2008

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    an interesting bank-building in Baumann-street
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    This very impressive building in Baumana uliza / Baumann street is nothing else than a bank. The building dates back to the 19th century and has also a great iron fence in front of it.
    We had half an hour on our own to walk in this pedestrian-street, that was enough totake some photos but not enough to do some shopping...

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    Maison de Paris

    by globetrott Updated Aug 16, 2008

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    Maison de Paris in Kazan  / Kasan
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    Maison de Paris is an interesting building in Art-Nouveau-style and you will find it , when walking on Baumana uliza / Baumann-street, about 800 meters from the belfry with the red bricks. In front of that building you will also find a monument showing various distances to important towns all over the world (see it in my 1st photograph)

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    The monument for Musa Jalil

    by globetrott Updated Aug 16, 2008

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    The monument for Musa Jalil in Kazan / Kasan
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    The sculpture of a man in chains is about the famous local Tartar poet Musa Jalil who died in prison in 1943. You will find this monument between Spassky Tower and Gostiny Dvor, most guided tours through the Kremlin will start at this point !
    I was lucky to see there also a small group of car-enthousiats showing their treasures of old soviet vintage cars (my last photograph).

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    Gostiny Dvor is a museum nowadays

    by globetrott Updated Aug 16, 2008

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    Gostiny Dvor in Kazan / Kasan
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    Gostiny Dvor is the name of such a typical shopping-centre like you will find it in many cities in Russia : They are dating back to end of the 19th century and they consisted of several small shopping-counters inside. For the city it was very easy to calulate the taxes that way .
    Gostiny Dvor is not a shopping-centre any more, but a museum and you will find it on the big square opposite of Spaskaya tower and the Tourist-entrance to the Kremlin of Kazan.

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    the sunken village

    by globetrott Updated Aug 16, 2008

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    When leaving the port of Kazan / Kasan and cruising in direction of Moscow you will see these interesting ruins on an island and partly even in the lake, obviously the lake was made artificially and some villages had been flooded there and only a few higher spires are still to be seen reaching out of the water.
    These ruins will show up about 15 minutes after leaving the port and before the ship will enter the lock.

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    The Kremlin-walls of Kazan

    by globetrott Updated Aug 16, 2008

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    the Kremlin-walls of Kazan / Kasan
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    The Kremlin of Kazan / Kasan is still totally surrounded by its medieval wall dating back to the 15th century. You will be able to walk around these walls or drive around of it, just as our tourbus did on the tour that was part of my cruise-arrangement. Obviously you can enter the Kremlin only through Spaskaya Tower, but leave it through various different exit-gates.
    You have to pay a small entrance-fee when entering the Kremlin, but at least there are absolutely no security-checks like in the Kremlin of Moscow !

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    The fancy gate of Siyumbike Tower

    by globetrott Updated Aug 15, 2008

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    The fancy gate of Siyumbike Tower
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    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.

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