Strolling along the Kremlin Embankment

Every resident of Kazan visits this spot by the Kazanka River at least once a month. There was nothing here only a few years ago. Now there are five restaurants lined up, serving a selection of national cuisines from Italian to Japanese, and some of those in between. There is a playground with a kids' café, a mini steamroller, two carousels, and an area with workout machines. The central lane is teeming with roller-bladers and cyclists, not to mention cars. There are book-crossing shelves off to the side. The swan-shaped water-bikes on the river can be rented.

Concerts and festivals are frequently staged on the embankment.