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Annunciation Cathedral, Kazan

Annunciation Cathedral, Kazan (must see)

Originally a wooden church replaced by a stone sanctuary, the Annunciation Cathedral was founded in 1552 and was the first Christian cathedral inside the walls of the Kazan Kremlin. Being one of Kazan’s oldest surviving monuments and architectures, the church was named after the Annunciation of the Most Holy Virgin and Ivan himself marked this site with a cross. Over the centuries it suffered fire damage, with heavy restoration of the exterior as well as new altars, cupolas and iconostasis, an exact replica of the original, added. The new cathedral, established in 1562, contains two side altars, the right one in honor of Saints Boris and Gleb, and the left in honor of the miracle workers, Peter and Fevroniya.

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Sight Name: Annunciation Cathedral
Sight Location: Kazan, Russia
Sight Type: Religious
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Walking Tours in Kazan, Russia

Create Your Own Walk in Kazan

Create Your Own Walk in Kazan

Creating your own self-guided walk in Kazan is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Museums Tour in Kazan

Museums Tour in Kazan

Kazan has served as a cultural crossroads of many regions, providing it with amazing architecture and places of interest. It features several fascinating museums you will surely enjoy. Take the following tour to discover Kazan’s charming history and cultural roots.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.8 Km or 4.8 Miles
Kazan Kids Entertainment Tour

Kazan Kids Entertainment Tour

Kazan has a variety of attractions for children, including Millennium Park, a wax museum, circus and the Kazan Zoo and Botanical Garden. To have fun with the entire family be sure to check out the following tour of Kazan’s most amazing sites for children.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 Km or 3.3 Miles
Kazan Mosques Tour

Kazan Mosques Tour

The beautiful city of Kazan sees a greater number of tourists each year. Famous for its amazing mosques with stunning minarets and Muslim architecture, the following tour will lead you to the city’s most significant ones.

Tour Duration: 4 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.9 Km or 6.2 Miles
Kazan Churches Tour

Kazan Churches Tour

Kazan’s religious traditions have evolved from primitive paganism to Christianity and Islam. Orthodox Christianity rapidly spread throughout the city in the middle of the 16th century and various nationalities, including Russians, Mordovins, Maris and and some Tatars, converted. Take this tour to discover Kazan’s most amazing churches.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 Km or 3.1 Miles
Kazan Introduction Walk

Kazan Introduction Walk

Kazan’s diverse cultural heritage, heavily inspired by the creativity of such well-known figures as Gorky and Shalyapin, also has a significant influence on the surrounding regions. Take the following tour to explore the traditions of this highly developed cultural center of Russia.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 Km or 3.2 Miles
Famous Architecture in Kazan

Famous Architecture in Kazan

Kazan’s architectural splendors make for an enchanting experience to visitors of this historic city. Its most significant landmarks are located in the center of the city, including the famous Qolsharif Mosque and Söyembikä Tower. Discover Kazan’s most popular architectural attractions in the following tour.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 Km or 3.5 Miles