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Leaning Suyumbike Tower, Kazan

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
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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  • This structure is perhaps fanned by the largest number of Legends: and unhappy Princess, and an evil King, and fantastically short construction time. And considering roll vertical design and the inclusion in the list of "falling" towers of Europe, it is not surprising that this is the attraction of the Kremlin has become the most popular among tourists. By the way, the main tower of the Kazan railway station in Moscow symbolizes Söyembikä. Tip: when you're near, take the time to consider closer grille gate tower. It is worthy of separate reviews and photo shoots.
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  • Out of all the Kremlin probably the only place that actually has its own special story. The tower is really tilted.
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  • Tourists love to light horror in the form of falling towers and houses. At the heart of tourist "chips", true, not builders stupidity involved in geology. In addition to the prestigious "incident" status in the Tower based on the legend of Söyembikä beautiful Queen Söyembikä, who allegedly siganula with this tower not to be Ivan the terrible. In the basis of legends-myths of the 19th century, obuânnogo romantic fantasies, little available in common with reality. It was impossible for the simple reason that the tower was built, apparently in the 17th or early 18th century, when Peter the great. And not for the first time Just changed husbands. Of course, up to a record eight husbands of Elizabeth Taylor she was far away, but three Muslim husband for Kazan of the XVI century is more than 8 in the 20th. 58 meters tall tower itself has already almost 2 m from the vertical, but until the fall of her yet. Upstairs at the entrance was closed Sunday and had it replaced with a Bell Tower on Bauman.
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