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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Sviyazhsk by using our Sviyazhsk tour planner.
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  • Very beautiful, emotional, interesting place. Worth a visit for those interested in Orthodox history and culture, as well as those who love the nature.
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  • This is postrjasajushhe. After studying along and across the Kazan decided to go to the Svijazhsk and did not regret! A place where there is such energy! And what is there silence .... We spent there more than three hours, although it was cold enough. Liked it all. The atmosphere and the authenticity of the place, beautiful views, temples, and even have fun for children. A mini fair children spent about an hour, and we too!) Bought any souvenirs, bells, drank Mead and ate the most delicious Donuts h herbal tea. On the street, in the cold. Even our kids doshkoljata were all satisfied! Really recommend this place to visit in the summer, I think there are better yet. Even Frost in winter could not spoil the feeling of a holiday inside. Fairy tale!
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  • Were on the island in pilgrimage, lived at the monastery guesthouse (facilities). In addition to excursions with an overview of the local history of the tragic lives of epochs-being you want to stroll through the streets or deserted island on the circumference of the ring road from the pass to the river port, via mestnichkovye with weeds and overgrown houses pljazhiki. Here you can taste Mead and monastery bread (only all trade collapsed to 18.00), a ride on a river boat to Kazan, get to know her even night sights and return in the morning back))
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  • Interesting. But better when warm. You can walk though before am
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  • A place steeped in history. Architecture of monastic buildings, in combination with the view on the Volga and Sviyaga, creates an unforgettable atmosphere of grandeur and neobjatnogo space. Highly recommend. Moreover, the entire infrastructure, cafes, shops and museums.
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  • Were at Easter 2016, may holidays. Great place — history!. I advise you to dress warmer yet warm. A lot of group tourists, cafes are busy, had to wait. Had dinner in a restaurant where stables, the food is excellent, especially Hrenovuha, it was warm.
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  • The discovery of this island, for me personally it turned out a great historical event. Of course these places need to visit and know about them. Strong impression left after lunch for which they offered us an ear and a drink called "hrenovuha", highly recommend! rest has turned out very good I recommend on this and stay, in addition to the beautiful view and refreshing River, nothing special there.
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  • A beautiful place. Very convenient. Parking. In this place you can spend more than one hour.
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