Baumana Street is one of the oldest streets in Kazan. Five hundred years ago the Nogai Road was located here. And now a pedestrian boulevard with shops, restaurants, sculptures, ancient mansions and churches is here.
It is on Baumana Street that the 18th-century stone Epiphany Church with a 70-meter high bell tower is located. The famous Russian opera singer Feodor Chaliapin was baptized in this cathedral in 1873. There is a chamber hall in the belltower named after the famous singer. Next to the church there is a monument to Chaliapin, who called his native Kazan "the best of the cities". People come to the Baumana Street also to look at the Kazan avenue of stars and the Monument Cat Kazan. A plump stone cat appeared on the street in 2009 in memory of those cats that in 1745 Kazan were presented to Empress Elizabeth Petrovna for the destruction of mice in the Winter Palace. It is believed that the descendants of those donated cats still live in the cellars of the Petersburg Hermitage. Well, the belly to the stone cat is all rubbed in order to fulfill your wish!