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Sviyazhsk, Republic of Tatarstan

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Initially a dense forest, became a fortress larger than the one in Moscow within four weeks of building. Over time, it grew into a wealthy merchant town, which eventually morphed into a sophisticated Orthodox spiritual center with 10,000 residents. Its growth lasted from 1551 until 1932, when the city slowly diminished. Today it is nearly an abandoned village. You can stroll along its medieval streets and see former homes of the less fortunate. In contrast, you'll observe eclectic mansions that belonged to wealthy merchants. You can tour 16th-century monasteries, ride a horse, and try your hand at archery. Arrive at the site by train, taxi, or ferry. Arrange your visit to Sviyazhsk and discover more family-friendly attractions in Sviyazhsk using our Sviyazhsk vacation planner.
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  • You may arrive as a tourist, but a few things should for sure affect you. The vista of holy domes and steeples as you approach the island, gleaming in the sun. The wonderful sense of quiet, isolation,...  more »
  • Historical part of this region. It was founded in 1551. Picturesque place to see with four sides magnificent view. The island seems a little bit uninhabited. Most buildings look very empty, albeit all...  more »
  • Nearly 3 months ago I visited a wonderful island. It is considered to be the most attractive in the Volga, because you can see a great number od christian churches and cathedrals. Witty and clever gui...  more »

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