The entertainment program in Tatarstan would be impossible without visiting the heart of Kazan – the Kazan Kremlin. In 2000, the Kazan Kremlin was added into the List of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites by UNESCO. In 2005, in celebration of the 1000th anniversary of Kazan, the Qolşärif Mosque was built in the Kazan Kremlin, at the time the biggest mosque in Russia. The Blagoveschensky Cathedral, a historical and architectural monument of the 16th century, was opened after the restoration. The Kremlin also boasts having the architectural symbol of the city, the Suyumbike Tower - one of the few ‘falling’ towers in the world.
You can become familiar with the art, culture and history of the Tatars by visiting one of the numerous museums. The most popular among them are the following: the National Museum of RT, the Hermitage-Kazan, the Museum of Fine Arts. You’ll also enjoy visiting the Museum of Socialism and the Happy Childhood Museum. The average ticket price is between 50 and 250 RUB.
You may enjoy the culture and life of the city by walking along pedestrian streets. The main pedestrian street in the city is Baumann Street. Bars, cafes, restaurants and entertainment centers line the street. During the warm seasons, there are promotions, concerts, street quizzes and contests almost every day. Old-Tatar Sloboda is a colorful street with national shops, restaurants, architectural monuments and religious objects.
In 2015, the Kremlin Embankment was opened. It is an real European embankment, and it rapidly won the visitors’ hearts. In summer, you can ride a bike, roller-skates, catamarans, or walk along the Kazanka riverside. During the winter, there is a fairy-tale city with magical elves and Ded Moroz (Grandpa Frost) built on the Embankment. The walking path will be replaced with a long ice rink.
You can enjoy silence and nature in the city parks, which have changed a lot over the years. Today, the parks in Kazan are a platform for communication, events, walks and sports training. It is strongly recommended to visit Gorky Park, Black Lake and Lyadsky Garden.
There are many places for the family to rest in Kazan: cafes, restaurants, parks, rides, walks, and cinemas. The number of new entertainment places for children increases with every passing year.
Ekiyat Puppet Theater, with its puppet characters and fairy tale shows, is real magic for children. The theater has been designed as a fairy-tale castle with decorations such as white-stone turrets and columns. Magical puppet shows and fairy tales are organized for children.
The whole family can have a good time in Riviera Aquapark throughout the year. It has steep water slides and rides for all ages. The children and adult zones are separated in order to facilitate comfort and rest.
Children in Kazan can also visit the Kidspace job town with a real bank, shop and children’s hospital.