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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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  • Beautiful and sad legend of Söyembikä Tower. Look your best with a guide. In the Kazan Kremlin are near several religions, the beauty of unity and privacy. A good place for walks and excursions.
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  • I learnt the interesting history of this tower - about how the Tatar princess Suyumbike, had the interest of Ivan the Terrible, who wanted to marry her. She told him to construct a tall tower, as a we...  more »
  • This tower has had multiple legends. That, however, is not very "meet" with data archaeologists. But listen to their faces. The most beautiful-about Tatar Queen Söyembikä, who allegedly threw herself from the Tower down to not marrying Russian Czar. Söyembikä Tower-sister leaning tower. Also falling. Therefore not allowed inside. Worth a look at the wonderful fabulous gate "Day and night" with the signs of the Zodiac, the Sun and the moon.
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