Kazan has a unique cultural pattern. The map of the city includes more than 1000 objects that form the cultural diversity of the capital.
The doors of 34 museums, 9 theaters, 8 large concert halls, 16 houses of culture, 51 libraries, and 50 children's art schools are open in the city. New cultural platforms are being formed in Kazan constantly, for example, the creative space «Shtab», the Center for Contemporary Culture «Smena», and the creative laboratory «Ugol».
Kazan is known all over the country by international forums: the opera festival named after F. Chaliapin, the festival of classical ballet named after R. Nuriev, the festival of Muslim cinema, the theater festival of Turkic peoples «Nauruz». Russia's leading theaters and world-famous stars traditionally include Kazan in their tours. The city’s museums present exhibits at the Hermitage, the Tretyakov Gallery, and the Russian Museum.