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Urban legends of Kazan

Get to know the most mysterious secrets and legends of Kazan on a walk of the historic center of the city

Self-guided tour in the mobile app

Apanayevskaya mosque

Start point of the tour

1.5 – 2 hours

approx. duration

4 km

Approximate tour distance


Language of the tour


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Start at any time after you get it

What's tour about

We would like to invite you for a walk around the historic center of Kazan! The tour includes not only the history of the most interesting places in the city but also mysterious legends that are passed down by the citizens from generation to generation.  

The tour starts from a visit to the old Tatar quarter where you will feel the atmosphere of the city and get to know its culture. Then you'll walk to one of the main streets of the city – Bauman Street. There you'll have an opportunity to climb to the top of the bell tower, take a picture with the most famous cat of Kazan, and learn about how many kilometers away you are from New York.

The tour finishes in Kazan Kremlin. You'll get to know how the Kul Sharif mosque and the orthodox Annunciation Cathedral manage to be such friendly neighbors for so many years. And finally, you'll make a wish at the Syuyumbike Tower.


— The fist stone mosque in Kazan — Al-Marjani
— Lake Kaban which hides the khan's treasures under the water
— One of the most beautiful streets in the city — Bauman Street
— Epiphany Cathedral Bell Tower from the top of which you can have an amazing view of the city
— Kazan Kremlin with the famous Kul Sharif mosque which is among the symbols of the city
— The Syuyumbike Tower where you'll have a chance to make a wish
— And a lot more!

Start at Apanayevskaya mosque

The red marker is the starting point of the tour. You will stay within the circle marked on the map throughout the length of the tour.

Author of the tour

MTS Together with local experts, we created self-guided tours that will give you a look at Russian cities from a new angle

Don't be dependent on a guide or a group tour

Take a tour at your own convenience: just go to the starting location specified within the description of the tour. You can start and pause the tour at any time should you want to wander off the guided path and explore on your own

You control the tour

Each tour has built-in maps, so there's no chance for you to get lost. Anytime the weather doesn't cooperate, you can take a break in a nearby cafe. We offer 24/7 online support in your language

All content in your language

Interactive tours are filled with stories from local residents, audio guides, video clips, riddles and augmented reality – you will have a great time!

The most creative and experienced travel experts around the world make tours for you. It will show the city from the local point of view

Turn your journey into an adventure through secret courtyards and breathtaking views. You can explore the city on your own and take breaks any time.

Popular questions answered

How self-guided tours work?
The app will be your personal guide. With help of GPS the app will guide you along the route, show authentic places and tell stories about it. In some tours you will find simple quizes to get learn about the city like in game.
What is different from a guided tour or guidebook?
Unlike a guided tour, you do not depend on anyone. You can pause or go from the route and stop for an aperol at the bar. This is not just a list of places with descriptions, but a well-prepared route with interactive content that make you to interact with the city.
Do I need the internet?
No, the tour is downloaded to the app and works offline. It stays with you even after you finish it, so you can share your impressions with friends.
When can I start a tour?
The tour can be started at any time after downloaded, it remains with you forever

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Get to know the most mysterious secrets and legends of Kazan on a walk of the historic center of the city

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