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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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  • 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 »
  • City on the island along with the historically beautiful temples, monastery, museums in old Russian style and with his old zodchistvom! Indescribable beauty, silence, clean air, just have a rest soul without any fuss. There is a very old wooden church where John was Terrible! The city with great history!
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  • In October visited the Castle-Island of Sviyazhsk. Fascinated by this place quiet. Beautiful views in all directions on the water and surroundings that golden autumn look very vivid. Opposite the chapel at the intersection of Trinity and Alexander streets we ate wonderful khachapuri, which prepares David. I advise you to try it. " Yum ". Made by Georgian recipe, sells beautiful Georgian. Want to find similar in Moscow.
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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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