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Leaning Suyumbike Tower

Kazan Kremlin, Kazan, Russia
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Perfect Landmark to symbolize Kazan

The Tower's design is so unusual, powerful and intimidating. It's neither Soviet or Imperial Russia... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Manila, Philippines
Architect Needed

The Muslim tower is inside the Kremlin, built when the Muslims were in control of the area. Roughly... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
Orlando, Florida
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Kazan Kremlin, Kazan, Russia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
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 CherokeeMan
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

1  Thank 593sophiat
Reviewed 25 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
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
Reviewed 1 December 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
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
Reviewed 20 September 2016

It's a nice old tower with a beautiful legend. Unfortunately, you cannot come in and go to the top - just to look at it. Anyway, it's a must-visit place in Kazan.

1  Thank MarinaKosmakova
Reviewed 20 September 2016

The Tower is located in the Kremlin complex. It is beautiful and unique, and very well maintained. You will need to stay at a distance to watch the leaning angle.

1  Thank Bonchank
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Unusual tower with great history attached. Part of the Kremlin and have a great time walking and observing all the great sites.

Thank 60stravellingcouple
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