27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Welcome to Kazan!

Today is Sunday, so many guests of Kazan decided to see the sights and historic places of the millennial Kazan.

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Despite the multitude of tourist routes and tour programmes, provided by the Tourist-Information Center of Kazan, the majority of the Universiade’s guests, especially the volunteers, like to discover the city on their own.  Although this is a 'budget' tour, it is no less, and sometimes even more interesting.

One of Kazan’s most visited places is, doubtless, the pedestrian Bauman Street.  Its attraction lies in the diverse architectural beauties, abundant cafes and restaurants. Close to Bauman Street is the Kazan Kremlin – one of the most popular locations of the city's guests.

Quite close from Bauman Street is also the Old Tatar Settlement.  It is considered to be a special part of the city, which preserves the ethnic Tatar feel.  In preparation for the Universiade ,the oldest streets of Kazan in the Old Tartar Settlement were renovated – these are Mardzhani, Kayum Nasyri, Safyan, Fatykh Karim and Zayni Sultan Streets. The guests of the city come to see the monuments of architecture and history: the Mardzhani Mosque, Kazan’s oldest stone mosque built in 1767, the Literature Museum of G. Tukay, the Yunusov Mansion.

These are the most well-known and beloved sight-seeing itineraries.  However, the more removed corners of the millennial city likewise surely hold many interesting historic and cultural centers.  This is the Admiralteyskaya Settlement, where on Ulyanov-Lenin Street, in the house No. 50, which is now home to a kindergarten, at the start of the 20th century was located the TatTsIK – Tatar Central Executive Committee.  Not far from it is a house, in which Vladimir Ulyanov lived during his student years.  Solitary walks prove attractive to the guests of the Universiade because the central part of Kazan is simply filled with historic sites.

Media Department of Kazan 2013 Executive Directorate