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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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  • Located on the territory of the Kremlin, so is included in the list of "Must see". Of course, immediately attracts attention. Kremlin must walk, preferably in the evening too-all very nicely illuminated
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  • The Kazan kremlin in Suimbike by suicide has slightly crooked Tower Tower jumping out of that's what happened to a horse if you are really curious eyes guzel's picture page
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  • It Tower can be seen from both the city and during excursions in the Kremlin. The main thing is to find a good guide!
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