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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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  • I never knew that Russia too has a leaning tower. And such a touching story. MI-MI-MI. ..
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  • located in the ensemble of the Kazan Kremlin and past the pass does not work. The legend of the towers can be read online. She is really tilted and it is noticeable on the background of the adjacent buildings.
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  • The tower is interesting architecturally, and no less interesting story of Söyembikä. So take a good guide and forward.
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