Great Bolgar' Medieval Battle Festival

  • Bolgar
Every summer, the Great Bolgar Museum Reserve turns into a playground for spectacular medieval battles. The festival is attended by Russian and international historical reenactment clubs. They will showcase not only the reenactments of battles, but an authentic battle of equipped soldiers of the epochs of the Golden Horde, Russia and Europe. Here, you can witness knight battles, horse and equestrian tournaments as well as mass «bugurt» battles. A more detailed schedule of events can be found at The site of the festival is the Great Bolgar — the oldest monument of history and architecture, which has been included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The 550 hectares of Bolgar territory houses numerous monuments of architecture of the 12th-14th centuries.

Program of the event

  • Saturday 11 August

    «10х10 Competitions», opening ceremony and competitions, «Horse Tournament», «Donjohn Cup» 

  • Sunday 12 August European Championship Club Cup of 5x5 competitions organized by HMB Russia, «Horse Tournament»


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