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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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  • Interesting object, surrounded by historic sights and known mass of stories about her appearance. Stands out quite bright (color and pushed verticals) amid Kremlin buildings.
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  • I think that the most important attraction of Kazan and söyembikä Tower is. built by Ivan the terrible
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  • A beautiful tower with a beautiful legend about a beautiful Sijumbike. They say that if touching the tower and make a wish, it will come true.
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