Monument Carriage of Catherine II

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Monument Carriage of Catherine II

Monument Carriage of Catherine II
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Takarasina
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Me and my wife visited it in the beginning of June while on a tour of Kazan' which we consider one of the most beautiful cities in this country.
Standing right in the middle of the main pedestrian street this transportation vehicle is hard to miss. It is always clustered by passers-by, however, whether children or grown-ups, so taking a personal photo is a challenge (maybe at dawn).
Empress Catherine II of Russia or Catherine the Great, as locals prefer to call her, was one of the most prominent rulers of this country though by blood she was German. Having toppled her husband (also a German) she reigned that huge empire for more than thirty-four years and transformed it into a formidable Great Power.
She visited Kazan' in 1767, was very pleased by the reception granted by local nobility, clergy and merchantmen and, as a sign of respect, presented the city with one her most luxurious carriages. That monument is its iron replica while the original is exhibited at Tatarstan's State Museum.
Local Tatars nurture good memories of that woman not only because she allowed construction of stone mosques in their native city but also since she banned a practice of baptizing them (they were predominantly Muslim). Plus, she gave an order that Kazan's first theatre be constructed.
Now you know why that monument is so popular here.
Written June 12, 2021
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia14,084 contributions
This is one of the bigger monuments (out of many) along the pedestrian Bauman St., around the middle of it.
Namely, the monument is an exact replica of the carriage Catherine the Great used when visiting the town in 1767. That visit was very important for the locals, as she gave permission to build the first stone Mosque in Kazan.
Written May 16, 2021
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Alex J
Melbourne, Australia2,208 contributions
A metal carriage, supposedly a full-size replica, of the one used by Catherine the Great, when the Empress visited the city hundreds of years ago. May not be worth going out of your way to see it, but please don't miss it if you are anywhere near Bauman Street. Ask someone where it is on the street (it is quite a long pedestrian street). If you have kids, this presents a great photo-op. Quite photogenic on its own!
Written August 13, 2019
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Tomasz K
Gdansk, Poland159 contributions
Couples
One of points on the pedestrian street, Bauman, the scalpture which is good point to take sweet photo.
Written November 25, 2018
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Globaljoan
Hawaii561 contributions
Friends
This carriage clearly is a favorite to climb into because you can see how shiny the various foothold places are. The doors of this metal carriage have lovely scenes painted on. Little girls will love this.
Written October 4, 2018
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mcfc2017
Gold Coast, Australia118 contributions
Solo
if you walk down Bauman street you will pass this beautiful Statue, its a replica of Catherine the greats Carriage.
Written September 9, 2018
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prasen9
State College, PA93 contributions
Solo
She used this in 1767 and possibly donated the original to the city of Kazan. Now children play around it and climb on it. Nice monument in Bauman St.
Written August 27, 2018
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Juvinski
Curitiba, PR211 contributions
This is a nice place to visit and take pictures. Easy to go inside and take pictures. Is well preserved.
Written July 4, 2018
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,548 contributions
Solo
Stunning piece of art right in the middle of Baumann Street. Great photo op. Rarely a time when children or tourists are not clambering over it!
Really elegant though, definitely wirth a stop
Written June 26, 2018
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BirgM
Portland, OR141 contributions
Couples
This is actually really surprising and a great setup for fotos. You can climb in and sit down, It definetly looks like a carriage.
Written June 23, 2018
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