Observation Deck at Kazan Family Centre

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A new architectural dominant of Tatarstan's capital city – the Marriage Registration Hall – appeared in the summer of 2013. Artist and sculptor Dash Namdakov designed the building in the form of a wok (kazan), and the locals immediately nicknamed it "cup." The first marriage was registered here on July 5, 2013.

The Centre's three halls – Golden, Silver and Oriental (the design combines Oriental and Classical styles) – may be venues for more than 100 marriage ceremonies a day. Kazan Family Centre's upper part is the viewing point at the height of 32 metres (105 feet).