On May 15, at the Government House of the republic at the regional video-conference broadcast online, the meeting discussed tourist destinations and projects in Tatarstan during the FIFA World Cup 2018.
Aide to Tatarstan President Olesya Baltusova said that the guests of Kazan can not only explore the city and visit exciting tourist routes but also take part in reconstruction and preservation of cultural heritage sites.
Everyone can take part in the annual festival of restoration of the historical environment “Tom Sawyer Fest”. The festival starts in early June and will be held in the evening hours. Many people like to do something with their own hands, but here you can take part in the restoration of historical buildings. Even famous people come to work at such facilities. We are waiting for our guests. There are only six addresses,” Baltusova said.
A large number of projects and routes were developed to get acquainted with Kazan and Tatarstan. The nearest project is “Day and Night in the Museum”, the masterpieces from the storerooms of the National Museum of the republic will be exhibited. This event will be held on May 19-20.
The Ministry of Culture of the republic invites to visit Museum Regatta 2018 held on June 8-12.
According to the most conservative estimates, at least 200,000 guests from all over the world will visit Kazan and Tatarstan during the World Cup 2018. The economic benefit of the Mundial for the republic will approach 20 billion roubles, Chairman of the regional State Committee for Tourism Sergey Ivanov said.
Information tents will appear in Kazan from June 1, where tourists will get the necessary information from volunteers. "Tents will work from nine in the morning until nine in the evening. Now guidebooks and maps in five foreign languages, containing useful information for the guests how to reach the stadium, schedule of games, where to have fun are being finalized. Besides, there is basic information about Kazan, the island- town of Sviyazhsk, the ancient city of Bolgar, Yelabuga and other tourist centers, where to eat and what to buy,” Ivanov added.
Guests can buy a lot of souvenirs of the brand “Made in Tatarstan”.
Guests of the republic can also visit monuments of architecture and history which are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List: the Kazan Kremlin and the ancient city of Bolgar. The island-town of Sviyazhsk, the Dormition Cathedral and the monastery of which are in the UNESCO World Heritage List, will also meet the guests of Tatarstan.