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Sviyazhsk, Republic of Tatarstan

Categories: Islands, Nature & Parks, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web
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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  • Were with excursion in this great city was founded in the year 1551. Really liked the town remained very much authentic things from those times. Most of the monuments perfectly restored and put in order (previously the island was camp and then psychiatric hospital) you can ride on horseback or carriage rides throughout the island, make coins in the local forge.
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  • Not a big settlement on the island of Sviyazhsk. From here and the name "island-Castle Sviyazhsk. Once on the island can be reached only by river transport, now a paved bulk way with good parking in front of the island. In recent years, much has changed. In the midst of restoration of temples and churches, which are located on the island. Sviyazhsk is popular not only among residents of Kazan, his visit with pleasure and guests who come to the capital of Tatarstan. Svijazhsk is located in a picturesque place, 20 minutes away from Kazan.
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  • The place is absolutely not justified our hopes! Not worth wasting your time to watch 3 churches, which are under restoration, the forges in the gift shop, horse arena and many modern steep cottages. It creates the feeling that walking through the usual Moscow settlement village. This dismal picture suggests that the cultural heritage of this place has not been properly maintained, and the ground just sold out.
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  • Great place! Very beautiful!
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  • A beautiful place with interesting history, a good Museum.
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  • Interesting place worth a visit
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  • I fish there caught a great place to relax
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  • There is something to see. A very beautiful city!
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