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Leaning Suyumbike Tower, Kazan
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Learn the tragic love story behind the building of Leaning Suyumbike Tower, a sacred symbol and a place of worship for the Tatar people. Legend has it that Tsar Ivan the Terrible built the tower for a Kazan princess who jumped to her death from the tower rather than becoming his bride. However, the 58 m (190 ft) brick tower, with six widening tiers on a gated arch, was constructed most likely 150 years after Ivan's conquest of Kazan in 1552. Its weak foundation has begun to sink, giving the tower a noticeable lean. The tower is the most prominent feature of the Kazan Kremlin, which was declared a historical and cultural open-air museum in 1994 and a World Heritage Site in 2000. Add Leaning Suyumbike Tower and other attractions to your Kazan trip itinerary using our Kazan itinerary maker.
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  • Was there and was lucky enough to visit this place left a coin into a crevice in the wall. Then told that local janitors pull trifle from the cleft themselves. It means a lot of people there sometimes))
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  • Russian leaning tower. One of the main recognizable species of Kazan. Very beautiful Tower, which has a number of legends
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  • One of the buildings on the territory of the Kazan Kremlin. Kind of like an inclined Tower. Tour guides tell the legend of Söyembikä girl. Nearby is the Annunciation Cathedral of the Kazan Kremlin, the cannon yard, Presidential Palace and much more. Thus uniquely travelers when visiting simultaneously cover a multitude of attractions. Wi-fi is not.
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