Welcome to Kazan!

Location Eastern Europe
Latitude 57 º 45' North
Longitude 49 ° 08' East
Time Zone UTC+3
Founded 1005
Population 1.1 million (without suburbans)
Area 425 square kilometers

Main river

Volga
Airports

Kazan International Airport

Kazan is the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, one of the largest and most beautiful cities of Russia, which is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage cities.

The old Kazan is the center of the city. There are beautiful buildings raised in different architectural styles. Mansions in the style of modernism coexist with the Baroque monuments. You can feel the aura of antiquity spell from ancient white walls of the Kazan Kremlin wherefrom a superb view on the river opens. Imagination is boggled by the red bell tower of Bogoyavlenskaya church at the pedestrian Bauman street beloved by tourists.

Kazan easily combines the culture and traditions of the East and the West: next to the finely cut minaret towers, there are old Orthodox churches.

Kazan is a significant educational and cultural center of Russia. There are about 40 universities operating in the city. Among them, there is the Kazan State University founded in 1804 with the faculty composed of and including the world renowned scientist. There are lots of museums, libraries, concert halls, theaters in this city. Two renowned international festivals: the opera festival named after F.I. Shalyapin and the classical ballet festival named after R. Nuriev have been regularly held for a period of many years in the Opera and Ballet Theater named after M. Jalil.

A prevailing feature of life in the city is peaceful, a creative coexistence of different religions and nationalities.