This UNESCO World Heritage recognised site was built in the mid-1500s after Tsar Ivan the Terrible defeated Kazan’s khanate. Here you will get to absorb the city’s fascinating and turbulent past as well as its abundance of modern offerings.
Kazan is where history and modernisation kiss and exist as one, giving the city a unique atmosphere. Here you’ll find an abundance of mosques and churches, museums, monuments traditional wooden houses, soaring modern skyscrapers, and cultural centres.
Kazan was one of the 11 cities of Russia where much the action took place during the 2018 World Cup. The 2018 games took place from 14 June to 15 July and football fans from all over the world were descending on Russia’s third largest city to witness six games of the tournament: four group stage matches, a 1/8 match and a quarterfinal game.
The largest crowd attendance the arena has seen to date was 42,951 spectators for the Rubin Kazan v Liverpool FC game in 2015. The size of the pitch is 105 x 68 (7140) and the stadium hosted its first fixture, the Rubin Kazan v Locomotiv Moscow on August 17, 2014.
Are you a foody? Great! Russians love their food and you will too. What’s great football matches in an amazingly euphoric atmosphere without some great food and drinks to wash it all down?
Schedule some time in the city to go out and explore Kazan in Russia. You’ll enjoy it. Don’t be a spoil sport and only go from the games back to your hotel room. You can get around by taking the Trans-Siberian Railway, grab a cab, or hire your own ride.
Why not learn a little of the Cyrillic alphabet before your Russia trip comes to an end. It’s really not as difficult as it looks, plus, it’s a great way to gain some independence and read signs and menus on your own.
Kazan Arena in Russia