Kremlevskaya Street is a favorite walking place for tourists and townspeople, since there are many architectural and historical monuments of the city of Kazan on it. The buildings of the street house various institutions, including government and educational institutions. The National Museum of the Republic of Tatarstan is of great interest to tourists. Its length is 1050 meters.
The street was founded in the 16th century. At that time it was called Spasskaya in honor of the tower located nearby. At the end of the 17th century, they began to call it Voskresenskaya after the cathedral of the same name, which was dismantled in 1930. On the street was Spasskaya Square (now May 1 Square), where the royal decrees were announced, trades and executions were carried out. In the middle of the 18th century, the Arc de Triomphe stood here, and a few decades later a monument to Tsar Alexander II was erected.
During the Bolshevik rule, the monument was melted down and a sculpture of a metal worker was installed in its place, personifying liberated labor. But a year later it was replaced by a monument to Lenin. Later, it was moved to Freedom Square, and in its place was installed a monument to the poet, hero of the Soviet Union, member of the anti-fascist underground Musa Jalil. The sculpture has a powerful energy. The poet's figure froze in an effort to break the shackles of the barbed wire.
It is worth mentioning the Gostiny Dvor, one of the iconic buildings of the street. Initially, the building was wooden, then it was replaced by a stone one, and in the second half of the 18th century it was rebuilt again, significantly increasing the borders. In the first half of the 19th century, it was rebuilt in the classical style after a severe fire. Various goods could be purchased in the Gostinniy Dvor, and since 1895 the National Museum of the Republic of Tatarstan has been located within its walls.
In the 19th century, active building of the street was carried out. A significant part of the buildings of the University campus of the Kazan Imperial University, and now the Kazan Federal University, was erected. In addition to it, there were 2 more educational institutions on Voskresenskaya - the Theological Seminary (now the building is occupied by a division of the KFU) and the women's gymnasium (a branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences).
In 1883, the Aleksandrovsky Passage began to work on the street - one of the first tenement houses in Kazan, furnished rooms were rented there, there were shops and shops, as well as various institutions. Its exterior architectural decor is admirable, while the interior is currently undergoing restoration work. Not far from it is the Chernoyarovsky passage, built in the Art Nouveau style with elements of eclecticism at the beginning of the 20th century. It was also one of the centers of trade, which for a long time was carried out most lively in this particular street.
In 1908, a building appeared on Voskresenskaya, which was named Ushkova's house, in honor of its mistress. Its architecture and rich decor make the building one of the most beautiful in the city.
At the end of the 19th century, a transport system began to develop on the street. At first, these were horse trams, and a little later, electric trams.
In 1917, the street was renamed Chernyshevsky, in honor of the writer, revolutionary democrat Nikolai Gavrilovich Chernyshevsky. With the arrival of the new government and the introduction of a policy against private trade, the street ceases to be a shopping center. Only for a short period of the NEP this function was revived, but already at the end of the 1920s it completely ceased.
In 1960, the street changed its name again, this time to Lenin, the current one it will receive only in 1996.
Nowadays, there are no large retail outlets on Kremlevskaya Street, its buildings are occupied by various institutions, including government bodies - the City Hall, the Supreme Court of the Republic of Tatarstan.
The busiest section of the street is May 1 Square, which is often visited by sightseeing buses and wedding cars.
Lovers of photography will find many locations here to capture the beauty of the street. The street is lined with modern restaurants and cafes with varied cuisine.
Walking along the historical street, you can visit museums: National Museum of the Republic of Tatarstan, Geological Museum, Museum of N.I. Lobachevsky, Museum of Physicist E.K. / p>
The Museum of the Republic will acquaint you with the nature and history of the region - significant events, outstanding personalities, the fate of ordinary residents. The most valuable exhibit of the museum is a noble carriage of the mid-18th century.
The Geological Museum has concentrated a collection of rocks and fossilsorganisms from the moment of the origin of life on Earth to the present day.
The N.I. Lobachevsky Museum will tell about the fate and work of an outstanding geometer, about the history of the rector's house, the university complex.
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