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Kazan | 2018 FIFA World Cup Host City

Kazan Host City 2018 fifa world cupKazan is located in the Southwest Russia and being located on the banks of river Volga and Kazanka the city is home to various flora and fauna. It is the eight most populous city in Russia with a population of 1.1 Million. Due to the beautiful architecture of the city it is a host spot in tourists radar and the number of tourist visiting Kazan has increased by upto 18-20% in the recent years. Kazan is the capital of  Republic of Tatarstan which is a federal subject (a republic) of the Russian Federation.

If you are visiting Kazan one thing that you can’t miss is the Kazan Kremlin, it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

General Information
Police Help Line 102
Ambulance 103
General Emergency 112
Currency Russian ruble (RUB)
Drives on the Right
Time Zone UTC+03:00
Distance from Moscow 815 Kms

History

The Kazan city has a very old history, there is a long running dispute whether the city was founded by the Volga Bulgars in the early Middle Ages or by the Tatars in the Mid 15th century. During year 1612 Kazan declared independence from Russia but it was mowed by the army of Minin.

Finally, during the reign of Catherine the Great the city has its taste of peace and revival of Tatar culture. The 18th and 19th centuries are considered as golden era of Kazan as a number of famous monuments, educational institutes and churches were built during this period.

Climate

The average High temperature during the month of June and July is 23.6 degree Celsius or 74.5 degree Fahrenheit and 25.5 degree Celsius and 77.9 degree Fahrenheit respectively.

The average low temperature during the Month of June and July is 13.4 degree Celsius or 56.1 degree Fahrenheit and 15.5 degree Celsius or 59.9 degree Fahrenheit respectively.

Historically the weather of Kazan is quite pleasant during the month of June and July during which the matches of World Cup will be played.

Hotels

Following are the hotels near the Kazan Arena, Kazan:-

Name of the Hotel Address Distance from Kazan Arena
Price (USD)
 Riviera  Fatykha Amirkhana Ave., 1A, Kazan 420124, Russia  2.0 Kms  100
 Hotel MANO  Chistopolskaya St., 47 A, Kazan 420124, Russia  2.1 Kms  50
 Armenia  Pionerskaya St., 8B, Kazan 420029, Russia  2.3 Kms  40
 Korston Club Hotel Kazan  Nikolaya Yershova St., 1A, Kazan 420061, Russia  3.1 Kms  100
 Ramada Kazan City Center  39 Chernyshevskogo Street, Kazan 420111, Russia  5.0 Kms  90

Transportation

Rail:- The city is served by its main railway station Kazan-Passazhirskaya which is located in the city centre. Kazan is well connected with major Russian cities such as Moscow, Ulyanovsk, Yoshkar-Ola and Yekaterinburg.

Road:- The Kazan tram system is one of the oldest transport systems and it was founded in the year 1899 and a single trip would cost you less than half a dollar. In order to reach the arena one can take tram 5 or 6. The Tram 5 runs from Passazhirsky main railway station in central Kazan and the Tram 6 connects the Kazan Arena with various places in north of Kazan.

Air:- The Kazan International Airport is located at a distance of 26 Kms fro the city centre and the Airport is connected with the main city by buses and suburban train line.

Places to visit

As mentioned earlier Kazan Kremlin is something that you shouldn’t miss, the other things that you can visit are Qolşärif Mosque, Millennium Park of Kazan, Kul Sharif Mosque, Cathedral of Apostles Peter and Paul and Bauman Street. For Nature loves there is Nizhniy Kaban Lake, Bule Lakes and Gorkiy Central Park of Culture and Recreation. Kazan is full of old and heritage monuments you need to make wise choice as per your taste as to what you would like to visit or do while staying in Kazan.

Stadium

All the matches of Kazan will be played in the Kazan Arena, Kazan Arena is located at a distance of about 6 Kms for the Central Kazan. The Stadium will host a total of 6 matches which are four Group matches, one round of 16 match and one Quarter-finals match during the FIFA World Cup 2018.

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