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Leaning Suyumbike Tower

Kazan Kremlin, Kazan, Russia
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A ruined opportunity

You cannot visit inside, there isn't any information about it, as always in Russia. Also half of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Radu S
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Bucuresti
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A long cold hike to the top

Having been turned away at 11:30, due to lunch break, we returned for a second attempt later in the... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
GrahamMcClymont
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You cannot visit inside, there isn't any information about it, as always in Russia. Also half of it is inside thebfenced government building....so you can't go around it...

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Having been turned away at 11:30, due to lunch break, we returned for a second attempt later in the day. Having duly paid the entry fee we were let through the padlocked gate to ascend the approximately 180 steps to the top. A cold climb....More

1  Thank GrahamMcClymont
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

This is also located in the Kremlin complex. I liked this building. It had a lovely presence although the story behind it is sad. A Tatar woman who was promised to Ivan the Terrible I think asked him to build it then climbed to the...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2017

The Tower's design is so unusual, powerful and intimidating. It's neither Soviet or Imperial Russia but uniquely Tatar. it complements the design of the towers around the Kazan Kremlin. If the towers are the pawns, Suyumbike is the King. you can't take you eyes off...More

1  Thank Roll_D_Dynzz
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

The Muslim tower is inside the Kremlin, built when the Muslims were in control of the area. Roughly half the local population is Muslim. When inside the Kremlin or from the river sides, you will see it.

Thank Grady M
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

I learnt the interesting history of this tower - about how the Tatar princess Suyumbike, had the interest of Ivan the Terrible, who wanted to marry her. She told him to construct a tall tower, as a wedding gift. However, when the tower was completed,...More

2  Thank sophiatmr
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Suyumbike Tower is a leaning tower with its needle deviated almost 2 m away from vertical position. The history of tower is ancient and goes back to late 17th or early 18th century. It was watch tower inside Kremlin but at some distance from Kremlin...More

Thank Alex C
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

The story of the tower and the fact that it is a Tatar construction makes it an absolute must see in Kazan

Thank Prodipto B
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Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

The tower is nice in its own right, but given it is in the middle of such amazing buildings it is not the star of the show.

1  Thank CJQLD
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

Our guide showed us this tower on our tour in Kremlin, very beautiful . Nice romantic story about this tower. Will recommended to see for anyone.

Thank Alisa F
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