Bolgar was once the capital of Volga Bulgaria and remnants from this era can be found in the city's museum reserve. Today the city is considered the spiritual centre of Tatarstan and a magnificent white mosque has been built here. In summer months you can visit Bolgar via a ferry from Kazan, but in winter months you will have to travel by bus.
City and administrative centre of the Spassky District of the Republic of Tatarstan
On the left-bank of the River Volga
210km south of Kazan; 1,020km east of Moscow
8,606 people (2014)
Bulgar, Veliky Bulgar (Great Bulgar), Spasskoe, Spassk, Spassk-Tatarsky, Kuibyshev