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. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kazan using our trip planner.
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  • The tower can be found in the Kremlin. It is skewed, as is promised. Nothing particularly exciting in the Tower does not exist, but if it is furlough days in the Kremlin at the same visit the tower.
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  • Manara Sujumbike. The sign element for Kazan, one of the surviving characters of the Kazan Khanate, with a beautiful legend that despite defeat dynasty was defeated (though historically and it was a little different). Beautiful gate before heading via Manara, perfect for interesting photos. The location was excellent-near Kul-Sharif Mosque, the Kremlin, the monument of participants antifishstkogo underground with the famous poet Musa Jalil, Bauman pedestrian street. The object is required to visit.
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  • Very interesting story, very interesting Tower. But it is a pity that not allowed inside. Tower elegantly fits into the ensemble of the Kremlin.
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