Kazan is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Tatarstan in Russia. The city lies at the confluence of the Volga and the Kazanka rivers, covering an area of 425.3 square kilometres (164.2 square miles), with a population of over 1.2 million residents, up to roughly 1.6 million residents in the urban agglomeration.
Kazan is the fifth-largest city in Russia, and the most populous city on the Volga, as well as the Volga Federal District.
Kazan was founded in the late 13th century by the Golden Horde. In 1438, Kazan became the capital of the Khanate of Kazan. In 1552, Kazan was captured by Ivan the Terrible and became a part of Russia. The city was seized and largely destroyed during Pugachev’s Rebellion of 1773–1775, but was later rebuilt during the reign of Catherine the Great. In the following centuries, Kazan grew to become a major industrial, cultural and religious centre of Russia. In 1920, after the Russian SFSR became a part of the Soviet Union, Kazan became the capital of the Tatar ASSR. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Kazan stayed as the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan.
Kazan is renowned for its vibrant mix of Tatar and Russian cultures.
In 2015, 2.1 million tourists visited Kazan, and 1.5 million tourists visited the Kazan Kremlin, a World Heritage Site. In April 2009, the Russian Patent Office granted Kazan the right to brand itself as the “Third Capital of Russia”. In 2009 it was chosen as the “Sports capital of Russia”, and it still is referred to as such. Kazan hosted the 2013 Summer Universiade, and was one of the host cities of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Currency: Russian ruble (1 EUR = 87 rubles).
Stadium - Ak Bars Arena (former Kazan Arena)
Ak Bars Arena is a stadium in Kazan´s eastern district of Savinovo, Russia. It was completed in July 2013. This is UEFA 4th category stadium. It is gome ground of FC Rubin Kazan.
The stadium has the largest outside screen in the world. Its capacity is around 45,000.
The stadium was constructed for the 2013 Summer Universiade. The stadium hosted the 2013 Summer Universiade opening and closing ceremonies, and 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. On August 17, 2014 the first football match of the Russian Championship was hosted in the Ak Bars Arena.
Field size: 105 x 68 m
Surface: Natural Grass
UEFA Category 4 Stadium
Accomodation in Kazan
Kazan Palace by Tasigo 5 *****
Distance to the Airport – 23,1 km (28 min)
Distance to Stadium – 7 km (18 min)
It all comes together at the award-winning Kazan Palace by TASIGO, under the roof of an inspiring Art Nouveau building.
Traditional on the outside, state-of-the-art on the inside, Kazan Palace welcomes its visitors warmly—just like Kazan, the city has greeted people of different cultures and faiths for centuries.
Here, art and design blend with soft touches from the nature in the rooms and comfort meets elegant coziness.
Dating back to the 11th century, Kazan is a city where rivers and cultures meet. With Kazan Palace Museum, we pay homage to the city’s proud and multi-cultural history. On display in the one-room gallery are snapshots from everyday life in Kazan, the history of benevolent Shamov family and the hospital they helped built, which, in its reincarnation, home to Kazan Palace.
Kazan Palace by Tasigo features a restaurant, fitness center, a bar and garden in Kazan. This 5-star hotel offers an ATM and a concierge service. The accommodations offers a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi throughout the property.
The units come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a kettle, a bidet, a hairdryer and a wardrobe. All rooms are fitted with a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries.
NEO Kazan Palace by Tasigo 4 ****
Distance to the Airport – 23,2 km (27 min)
Distance to Stadium – 6,9 km (19 min)
The interior of NEO is distinguished by the unique design. The four floors of the hotel are presented in different colors and symbolize the power of nature.
Red is the color of fire,energy and strength. Green is a symbol of growth and development. The airiness and depth of blue, symbolizing sky and water. Sunny yellow brings an adventurism spirit. Equilibrity and balance are what guests of NEO hotel meet and acquire.
Attractively located in the center of Kazan, NEO Kazan Palace by Tasigo features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, free private parking and room service. Boasting a 24-hour front desk, this property also provides guests with a restaurant. The hotel has newspapers and an ATM machine that guests can use.
At the hotel, rooms include a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.
A continental breakfast is available each morning at NEO Kazan Palace by Tasigo.
DoubleTree by Hilton Kazan City Center 4 ****
Distance to the Airport – 26,1 km (32 min)
Distance to Stadium – 6,7 km (16 min)
Surrounded by shopping and dining, our hotel sits one block from the Bulak River and Bauman Street nightlife. We’re five minutes from Kazan Historical Center, and within two kilometers of Kazan Kremlin, Kul Sharif Mosque, and Kremlyovskaya underground station. Enjoy views of the Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral and a warm DoubleTree cookie when you arrive.
All light and airy rooms offer air conditioning, an electric kettle, mini-bar, tea/coffee facilities and flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The bathrooms provide a hairdryer. For extra space and city views, select a suite with a separate living area and two bathrooms. Some rooms also offer views of the Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral.
Join us at KEDR Restaurant for European, Russian, and Tatar cuisines — 24-hour room service is available. Terrace offers open-air dining, and VINO Lobby Bar boasts small plates and a wide drinks selection.
Hotel’s event space totals 680 sq. ft., ideal for an intimate banquet accommodating up to 35 people or conferences for 25. Business center amenities are available 24 hours.
Courtyard by Marriott Kazan Kremlin 4 ****
Distance to the Airport – 25,9 km (36 min)
Distance to Stadium – 6,4 km (16 min)
The Hotel perfectly located near the heart of the city Kazan – the Kazan Kremlin is the chief historic citadel of Tatarstan, just steps away from the main attractions, business and shopping districts. Hotel is comfortable, modern, offers excellent amenities with a personal touch.
Rooms are equipped with modern furniture: King or 2 double beds, desk, armchair, coffee table, TV, central climate control system, tea making, ironing areas. WI-FI throughout the hotel, 24h business centre as well as fitness room with all you need for the morning stretch-out equipment.
F&B services include rich breakfast buffet, 24h pantry The Market, a la carte restaurant The Steakhouse offers international cuisines and national Tatar dishes.
For celebrations and other events, there is a panoramic roof terrace with stunning views of the city, the river and The Kazan Kremlin. Fully equipped hall-transformer named after M.Jalil, which is perfect for holding any format for business events with a wide variety of creative menus.
Ramada by Wyndham Kazan City Centre 4 ****
Distance to the Airport – 26 km (30 min)
Distance to Stadium – 6,5 km (16 min)
Enjoy world-class comfort during your next trip to European Russia at our Ramada Kazan City Center hotel. Located in the heart of Tatarstan’s capital city, we are near the Main Railway and Aero Express stations, and minutes from Central Football Stadium, Kazan Kremlin, and The National Museum. Kazan International Airport is 26 kilometres away.
Being the part of the American Ramada chain this hotel is located in Kazan city center, 200 m from the central station. Free Wi-Fi, parking, a gym, and a 24-hour reception are featured at Ramada by Wyndham Kazan City Center.
The bright, air-conditioned rooms offer warm-colored interiors and classic-style décor. Every room is fitted with a flat-screen TV, a mini-bar and a private bathroom with bathrobe and a hairdryer. A buffet American breakfast is served every morning. American, European and International dishes are offered for lunch and dinner. A variety of drinks are available at the 24-hour lobby bar.
Enjoy a restful night in your oversized guest room, complete with mini-bar, plasma TV, safe, and free WiFi. Stay active in our fitness room, and take advantage of services including a florist, gift shop, and dry cleaning. We also offer parking for a nominal nightly fee. Suites, non-smoking rooms, and accessible rooms are available at our pet-friendly hotel. Ask about our airport shuttle.