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 Raifa tour planner.
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  • The second time was summer Sviyazhsk. Went with my sister, a nephew and a little dog. Pros: Generally got better, in terms of service, there were cafes (food home, enjoyed), very tasty Mead on tap (in the courtyard, where archery shoot, there's a small bar, there poured two kinds of Mead and make fresh and tasty burgers). NET area, beautiful, well-groomed, entrance is free, that pleases. You can go to one day walk. Better take a guide if you want to leave with the knowledge about the summer Sviyazhsk, still believe the Internet is not something. Cons: rather than have this minus the island, and to the city administration. Get to Sviyazhsk without machines is very problematic, or to plan the trip in advance by buying tickets. The ship goes back two times in 8 and 10 am and back at 15.30. And it is difficult to buy tickets, we arrived in the morning, the cashier told us the tickets anymore. While we stood and deciding what we do, people approached were approached. Is it really difficult to run several flights in tourist season ♀ ️ eventually drove a taxi. Promised a taxi one way 700 r. and leave. The second minus: be careful on the island run big dog, I often travel with a dog (small breed). in the form of large dogs take on the hands. at us huge dog attacked local about River station, well that turned out to be a man and off it, I can't imagine what could it end.
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  • Place the ancient, vividly reminded of Tobolsk. The same hill in the wind and surrounded by water. It's beautiful. Ancient temples and monasteries, plus an important place in the history of the civil war. Minus-hard to get. The easiest way to take a daytrip from Kazan (from the Kazan Kremlin, for example, costs about 1000 rubles). There are ships from the river port, but the MV I don't advise local, many tourists are easily doezzhali to Sviyazhsk on the boat, but could not get back. Entrance to the city, 300 rubles, but the entrance fee is included in the tour price. In General, when you visit Kazan trip to Sviyazhsk is obligatory, on the island of toko monasteries, not to mention the two churches and the historic building.
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  • The whole family were (with baby 2g10mes). Come themselves without excursions by car. It was a Saturday: many tourists and tour groups, but this is a good choice. In the process of walking time to hear interesting facts about the summer Sviyazhsk from different guides. The child took the scooter: the roads on the island allow you to skate on it. For kids there is a small playground. Kids will also be interesting to see the pigeons (there is a Dovecote) and horses. There's even an island tour on the carriage with 1 horse in harness. Before you go read the reviews here and decided to check out-about delicious khachapuri with cheese and meat written absolutely true. We appreciated the island reigns some its magic atmosphere. We were limited in time, but still thrilled with the 2:00 walks around the island.
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