Gyeongju
Republic of Korea

2019 Posters Exhibition – Cultural institutions and architectural heritage of Kazan

General Information

City

Kazan (Russia)

Theme

Heritage Conservation and Valorization

Program

Posters Exhibition

Language

English

Description

The city of Kazan was initially a small frontier fortress that after all challenging vicissitudes of history was preserved and became today the largest city. Kazan that emerged at the turn of the 10th and 11th centuries turned into the capital of the Kazan Khanate 400 years later, and then played an important part in the history of Russia. Kazan, located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, is a multicultural and multi-religious city where the interaction of Tatar and Russian cultures has evolved for centuries. The mixture of two cultures and religions created something distinctive, characteristic only of Kazan, and now it is reflected in its unique architectural image.