14 September 2015

#972 Kazan, Russia

The Kazan Kremlin (RussianКазанский КремльTatarCyrillic Казан кирмәнеLatin Qazan kirmäne) is the chief historic citadel of Tatarstan, situated in the city of Kazan. It was built at the behest of Ivan the Terrible on the ruins of the former castle of Kazan khans. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 2000.

The Qolşärif Mosque (pronounced [kɔlʃæˈriːf], also spelled Qol SharifQol Sherif and Kol Sharif via the Tatar Qol Şärif mäçete, Qolşärif mäçete, and Kul Sharif via the Russian мечеть Кул-Шариф, mechet Kul-Sharif) located in Kazan Kremlin, was reputed to be – at the time of its construction – one of the largest mosques in Russia, and in Europe outside of Istanbul.

Date of Inscription on the List of UNESCO WHS: 2000

Thank you, Regina !

Received on: September 14, 2015

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