• Registration Year

    2014

  • Registered Sector

    Bolgar Historical and Archaeological Complex

  • Historical Function

    Political and cultural

Registration Criteria

Criteria (ii) and (iv)

Historical Reference

This property lies on the shores of the Volga River, south of its confluence with the River Kama, and south of the capital of Tatarstan, Kazan. It contains evidence of the medieval city of Bolgar, an early settlement of the civilization of Volga-Bolgars, which existed between the 7th and the 15th centuries, and was the first capital of the Golden Horde in the 13th century. Bolgar represents the historical cultural exchanges and transformations of Eurasia over several centuries that played a pivotal role in the formation of civilizations, customs and cultural traditions. The property provides remarkable evidence of historic continuity and cultural diversity. It is a symbolic reminder of the acceptance of Islam by the Volga-Bolgars in 922 AD and remains a  sacred,  pilgrimage destination to the Tatar Muslims.

Mr. Kamil Asgatovich Nugaev
Head of the Municipal Formation "Spassky municipal district"

19 Pionerskaya St.
422840 Bolgar, Russia
Tel:
+7 (84347) 30080 , 30392
Fax:
+7 84347) 39584
Email:
bulgar@tatar.ru