Kazan is a city with a colourful, violent, complicated, rich history. Relations between the city and Russia, its gigantic neighbour to the north, were volatile for centuries, as Tatar troops invaded Russian lands and Russian armies (both temporal and spiritual) tried to take Tatar land and convert its Islamic population to Russian Orthodoxy. The attitude of the Russian rulers to the Tatars was varied: in the 16th century, Ivan the Terrible tried to forcibly convert the Tatars; in the mid-18th century, Empress Elizabeth decreed that all Tatar mosques in the city should be destroyed, leading to the razing of more than 400 mosques; and in the late 18th century, Catherine the Great allowed building of new mosques. Some mosques dating from this period still stand in the city.
Korston Hotel is situated in Kazan. The CBD and historical sites are within easy access. There is free parking and free Wi-Fi.
Korston provides comfortable accommodation and friendly service. All rooms are modern and well-equipped. Suites have a separate lounge
The Mirage Hotel is situated in the center of Kazan, in front of the Kazan Kremlin, one of the main sights of the city. Close to the hotel the Petropavlovsky Cathedral, the Annunciation Cathedral, the Kul-Sharif Mosque, the Palace of Sport and the Central Stadium are
Kazan boasts of a great variety of hotels, but Hotel Art is considered one of the most attractive places of accommodation for any tourist. The first thing that becomes a reason for choosing this hotel by the guests of Kazan, is its location near the most popular
Located in the centre of Kazan, this hotel offers a gym and a sauna, and overlooks the Millenium Park. Free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour front desk are featured at Bilyar Palace.
The elegant, air-conditioned rooms offer warm-coloured interiors and classic-style
Located in Kazan’s historical centre, this hotel offers free Wi-Fi and individually decorated rooms with a flat-screen TV. It is near the Kazan Kremlin and St. Peter and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
The rooms at the 4-star Bon Ami Hotel feature a DVD player, a minibar and a
Agropark Kazan Hotel is located on the territory of Kazan Agro-Industrial Park. Free Wi-Fi and free private parking are available.
The hotel features modern interiors in light-coloured tones. Each room comes with a TV
The Safar Hotel is the first three-star international hotel in Tatarstan. The hotel is situated in the noiseless green area of the cultural and business center of Kazan. The tourists can visit all the historical places of the city, museums, and cultural buildings: the
Rubin Apart Hotel is located in a quiet residential area of Kazan, a 20-minute drive from the airport. All apartments feature a fully equipped kitchenette and a flat-screen TV. Free Wi-Fi is provided.
Several cafes and grocery stores are located within 10 minutes’
Located in a quiet area of Kazan, Life Hostel features a 24-hour front desk. The Krylya Sovetov Park is a 10-minute walk away.
The simply furnished rooms come with a balcony. Bathrooms are both shared and private.
Guests can benefit from a
Free Wi-Fi, a modern sauna, European cuisine, and a 24-hour reception are offered by this quietly located hotel in Kazan. The Kazan Fair Exhibition Centre is just a 5-minute drive away.
The Yal Hotel has colourful rooms
Apartments with kitchens, free Wi-Fi and free secure parking are offered here. Hotel DIS is a 2-minute walk from Kazan Central Station and a 5-minute walk from Kazan Kremlin.
Individually furnished apartments with solid wood furniture await you at DIS. Every
Strela Hotel is located in Kazan, in a green area near the Tulpar Stadium. It features a 24-hour reception, and free Wi-Fi is provided.
All bright rooms come with a flat-screen TV and a fridge. They are fitted both with private and shared bathrooms.
The exact date of Kazan foundation is unknown. According to the opinions of some historians it was founded in the second half of the 13th century, but other specialists believe that the city was founded in 1177. It is located on the banks of the Volga River. Since 1438 the city was the capital of Kazan Khanate, and in 1552 it was conquered by Russian tsar Ivan the Terrible. Nowadays Kazan is the capital of the Tatarstan republic. Kazan is a large industrial center of the region. It witnessed many important historical events. For example, here the leader of the Bolsheviks party Vladimir Lenin started his activities. Kazan is a very interesting city from the architectural point of view. Here one can see old buildings, which have been carefully preserved till nowadays: the Kremlin with various constructions of the 16th-18th centuries, the Peter and Paul cathedral, the Marjani mosque.