Bolgar State Historical and Archaeological Reserve is located in the Republic of Tatarstan 130 kilometres to the south of Kazan on the Volga riverbank at the site of a once wealthy and powerful capital of Volga Bolgaria - Bolgar Town.

The Reserve is a historical and cultural heritage site of federal significance and an especially valuable cultural heritage site of the Tatarstan Republic. In 2014 Bolgar Historical and Architectural Complex was included in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List.

About the Reserve

All information on your mobile

Welcome to an information and navigation system optimized for mobile devices.
Find an information sign near an architectural monument, scan the QR-code or put your mobile to the NFC logo, connect to free wireless network – and make use of all system capabilities: listen to audio guides, browse photographs, search for nearby sites, read and give feedback.

Free Wi-Fi
Free WiFi network is available in the central part of the Reserve. Connect and use all capabilities of the information system. The bolgar.mobi website runs on all devices: mobiles, tablets, laptops and desktops!
QR codes and NFC tags
Information signs located near the sights contain QR codes and NFC tags. Scan the QR code using an application in your mobile or simply put your mobile to the NFC logo if the technology is supported by your device.
Augmented reality
Install the Layar application, open the bolgar layer, point the camera on your mobile at the object – and you will see the complete information on the site, as well as the 3D reconstruction of buildings which, sadly, have not survived until today.
Audio Guides
The most significant landmarks are provided with soundtracks! Press the ‘play’ button on the corresponding page – and listen to a story by our virtual guide.
Mobile application
Download the “Bolgar” mobile application for Android and iOS! The application perfectly complements our website’s capabilities.
If your mobile is provided with GPS/GLONASS functionality, and if you use the QR codes and NFC tags in the territory of the Reserve you can determine your current location and find out what is located nearby.

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