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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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  • About this place with delight listened impressions companions, visited in summer Sviyazhsk fall. Got themselves on new year's day and I left with the feeling that I something were given too little. Delight not airport possible that weather conditions played a major role, but also service the island leaves much to be desired. Certainly, nature and historical value of the place to produce an impression, but it so happened that an inspection of the island we started in Twilight, and finished in the dark. But all in order. We went in the composition of group trips. And first started getting to know the island, it was lunch at the cafe "buyan". Creepiness. Café accommodates about a hundred people, and only 2 toilets. At the same time our group came for lunch (we arrived from Kazan and the toilet like very, Yes and hand wash Elementary) and another group too the whole bus. Turn the toilet not ended throughout the dinner. The toilet is located right by the stairs and at the entrance to the Hall, so even standing in line was nowhere, especially as after we came other tour groups, which, oddly enough, also exploded in cherished cabins. Spent a lot of time on it. It's a shame. Food severely. I don't know how much is lunch, but I guess I wanted to travel and save. Appetite was atrocious (had breakfast at 9, and lunch was three), but even the famine was not able to decorate this terrible soup and buckwheat. A tart jam was clearly last year (we had dinner Jan. 2). I noticed that the remains of food in the plates carried away not only with our table. After lunch was a tour that began with a high place, where a beautiful view, but all the rain, duvshie with open probirali to the bone. 20 minutes later we got air baths))) kind of Winter is not impressive, especially such a long time. In General, winter does not recommend viewing this attraction. And what is more, there is something in cafe "Bujane".
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  • Visited here in may 2016 года. A very unusual city-town. Necessarily need to go here when traveling to Kazan. Interesting walk in the gostinomu Court. Forge and pottery shops, tavern, shops with souvenirs. This town is calm and cozy! I think that when you visit the Kazan and Sviyazhsk for the food one more time!
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  • Visited this fabulous city in January 2017 at Christmas, took part in these koljadkah, this feast is held on the programme, you can schedule to look at them on the site (type Sviyazhsk), it was really fun and cool, then dinner in the restaurant, very tasty and inexpensive, drank tea with herbs and these fritters were interesting and had met with Christmas traditions! Very beautiful place, I recommend!
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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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