Kazan city break guide

Why go?
Kazan, a city in Russia and a large river port on the Volga River, is the capital of Tatarstan Republic. Today It is one of the most important economic, scientific and cultural centers of the country. The 27th World Summer Universiade was a global student-youth sports event held in Kazan in July 2013 and now the city is ready to welcome visitors of FIFA 2018. Present day Kazan is one of the most popular Russian cities among domestic and foreign tourists. About one million tourists visit Kazan a year.

Where go?

Visit the largest museum of the city -the National Museum of Tatarstan Republic to learn about history of this place and people who used to live there and who live there nowadays You can find the most valuable natural science, archaeological, ethnographic and other exhibitions in the main building of the museum.Go to the Kazan Kremlin and find there a branch of the State Hermitage and the Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Tatarstan. While walking around do not miss a chance to see an important cornerstone of Kazan's architectural landscape -the Qol Sharif mosque, symbol of Kazan and Tatarstan.Theater lovers must-go place is Tatar Academic State Opera and Ballet Theater named after Musa Jalil. The theater is a venue for international theater and music festivals. 

Know before you go!

Currency: Ruble
Telephone code: Kazan has telephone code – 843 (prefixed by 00 7 if dialing from abroad). Codes must be used and prefixed by an 8 - so 8- 843 1234567, for example, then the number
Time difference: +3 hours (GMT)
Weather: Summer: around 20 °C (68 °F) winter: around −14 °C (21 °F)