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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  • August 17, 2017
    Very interesting structure. When you look at her she tilted to one side. Because other buildings stand right
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  • August 13, 2017
    The tower is worthy of a visit. An interesting legend about a Princess. A number of graves of famous khans of Kazan.
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  • August 9, 2017
    When I first moved to Kazan, of course, in my program here included visiting significant cultural spots. One of them is soyembike. Tell the story and the legend of the Tower will not otherwise uninteresting. Let me just say that this is the local structure of the leaning tower of Pisa, with an incredible history ... Touch it-like touch to the remote past. Make a wish)) for historians-building times of Ivan the terrible.
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  • April 17, 2016
    I love red bricks buildings!👍
  • April 17, 2017
    The main landmark of the Kazan Kremlin is the seven-story tower Söyembikä. Her height is 58 m. it is unusual that stands inside the Kremlin walls apart from other towers by itself. But Spire has deviated from its nearly vertical 2 m the sad legend of Söyembikä Tower knows each resident of Kazan. Söyembikä is the name of the only woman who ruled the Kazan Khanate. Real name-Sjujuk and Söyembikä "favourite Mistress" her kindness and compassion called people. According to legend, Ivan the terrible, having heard about the beauty of the ruler sent to Kazan matchmakers, invited Moscow to become Queen Söyembikä. But Belle refuses. Then angry Abraham Lincoln came to the walls of the city with a huge army and said that if Söyembikä agrees to marry him, then he will erase Kazan from the face of the Earth. To save the inhabitants of Söyembikä of Kazan was forced to agree, but asked for an unusual wedding gift-Tower. The highest Tower in Kazan had to build for 7 days. Flash began construction. On the first day, put the first tier, on the second day of the second, third, third, on the seventh day the tower was ready. And the wedding feast. Guests feasted and sad either. They understood that no longer see Söyembikä-good Ms. During the feast Söyembikä climbed to the top of the Tower, to the last time look at Kazan. But looking at his hometown, realized that I could not leave it forever. Burst into tears and threw herself down. In memory of good Queen named Tower Kazan Tower Söyembikä.
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  • July 16, 2017
    The legend is very good, asks for her 😉
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  • May 30, 2017
    There is a legend that the Tower did not fall until close to her photographed by tourists with outstretched arms.
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  • June 23, 2017
    Elegant place with a beautiful history. Local leaning tower, pleased that tourists do not make similar I haven't got any photos of type "see I'M AHAHA TOWER"
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