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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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  • Settlement on the island of Sviyazhsk owes its appearance of Ivan the terrible. Too hard to imagine how they were chosen from the storming of Kazan, but as is often the case, having served the strategic objectives, the settlement has begun to live their own lives. And hear the story of this life, certainly interesting! Therefore, access to the island is still better. So the picture will be better. The guide will explain that electricity spent on the island only about twenty years ago. that local residents was 2500, and 250 ... Talk about Trotsky and the priest-painter. The new cottages and old people, not wanting to move) will show one of the oldest wooden churches in Russia. Generally after Sviyazhsk took under his wing Mintimer Shaimiev, President of Tatarstan outgoing Island-Castle gives the impression of popravljajushhegosja after a serious illness of the patient. There breathes tranquillity came after storms and adversity.
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  • Beautiful place. The city is located on the island, which gives it some fabulous views. Recommending to visit him in the composition of participants for the tour group: to know more historical facts from Ivan the terrible, yes our days.
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  • Свияжск - город, основанный на месте крепости, заложенной Иваном Грозным в 1551 году при впадении реки Свияги в Волгу. Сейчас это примерно 30 км от Казани по автотрассе М7. Провалы первого и второго К...  more »
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  • A beautiful place. Very convenient. Parking. In this place you can spend more than one hour.
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  • Were there by chance. but really liked. quiet nicely.
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  • Great place! Very beautiful!
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  • Advise tourists visiting Kazan, visit the island-Castle Sviyazhsk. Here is very beautiful. Pleasant atmosphere.
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  • Cool place ... Good walk. The truth is I did not like was almost
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