Kazan is a city in the Russian Federation, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, a large port on the left bank of the Volga River. One of the largest religious, economic, political, scientific, educational, cultural and sports centers in Russia.
In 2014, in the ranking of the TripAdvisor travel site, Kazan took the 8th place in the world and the 3rd place in Europe as the fastest growing tourist destinations.
Kazan is also called the "third" capital of Russia. The culture of the East and the West mixed here, the Kremlin was built in the 12th century and modern skyscrapers, and in the Kazan Kremlin there is a mosque and an Orthodox church. In the subway stops are announced in three languages - Russian, Tatar and English.
Going to the city with a thousand-year history is worth a visit: the Kazan Kremlin (take at least a day to visit its palaces, churches, museums, as well as one of the largest mosques in Europe), Kul-Sharif, Süyümbike Tower, Kazan Family Center, which guard sculptures of mythical beasts.