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Leaning Tower of Nevyansk, Nevyansk

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The Leaning Tower of Nevyansk is a tower in the town of Nevyansk in Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia, built in the 18th century. Its construction was funded by Peter the Great’s associate and a famous Russian manufacturer Akinfiy Demidov .The height of the tower is 57.5m from the ground and the base is 9.5m square. According to recent measurements, the deviation of the top part of the tower from a right angle is currently 2.20m. There is still no evidence to this day as to when exactly the Nevyansk Tower was constructed. Russian historians believe that it was built between 1721 and 1745. Also, there is no information about the architect of this unique edifice. The Weather Channel has stated that it was built circa 1732.The purpose of the towerHistorians are still debating about the exact purpose of the Nevyansk Tower. Some say that Demidov used it as a "bank safe", others believe it was either a watchtower, or a belltower, or a prison, or even a laboratory for conducting chemical experiments and producing counterfeit money. Some historians think that the tower was supposed to embody the might of the Demidov family and serve as some sort of an architectural symbol of their dynasty.
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  • The one thing that the Romanov dynasty was smart enough to do was to develop the Urals so that the Urals could develop the rest of Russia. This is where industrialization started in Russia, with the i...  more »
  • Great day very interesting place and historical The Leaning Tower of Nevyansk (Russian: Невья́нская ба́шня) is a tower in the town of Nevyansk in Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia, built in the 18th century. ...  more »
  • 100 km's out of Yekaterinburg. Well worth the trip. Amazing tower with many secrets which unfold as you take the tour. Set in well tended gardens beside a wonderful cathedral which in itself is worth ...  more »
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  • Marvellous construction. Legendary tower.
  • The best place of the Ural region
  • We live in this city and not notice this beauty. With children sometimes very interesting to see.
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  • Were in February 2017 onwards the Nevyansk Tower. On the tour and learned a lot of valuable, it was very interesting and informative to learn about the history of the tower. Liked the good-natured and friendly staff of the Museum, told about current and upcoming events in Oleg Melyukhov was invited to visit the city again.
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  • Very nice, not far from Ekaterinburg has such an attraction that you can visit with the children. Very chic tour guide, told is remarkable. Didn't like the exposition in the tower is poor. Dorogovatye entrance ticket prices.
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