Söyembikä Tower, Kazan

Söyembikä Tower, Kazan (must see)

Söyembikä Tower is probably the most familiar landmark and architectural symbol of Kazan. Once the highest structure of that city's Kremlin, it used to be one of the so-called leaning towers. By the early 20th century, its inclination was estimated at 194 cm (76 in). Diverse stabilization methods were used to straighten the tower in the 1930s and 1990s. The tower's construction date is enshrouded in mystery. Several scholars date its construction to the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries, when the tiered towers were exceedingly popular in Russia, but others date the tower to the 16th century, probably before 1552. In the Imperial period, the tower used to be topped with a double-headed eagle, which the Bolsheviks replaced with a red star. It is currently crowned with a Muslim crescent.
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Söyembikä Tower on Map

Sight Name: Söyembikä Tower
Sight Location: Kazan, Russia (See walking tours in Kazan)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in Kazan, Russia

Create Your Own Walk in Kazan

Create Your Own Walk in Kazan

Creating your own self-guided walk in Kazan is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Kazan's Architectural Jewels

Kazan's Architectural Jewels

Kazan’s architectural splendors make for an enchanting experience to visitors of this historic city. Its most significant landmarks are located in the center of the city, including the famous Qolsharif Mosque and Söyembikä Tower. Discover Kazan’s most popular architectural attractions in the following tour.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 Km or 3.5 Miles
Kazan Introduction Walking Tour

Kazan Introduction Walking Tour

Kazan’s diverse cultural heritage, heavily inspired by the creativity of such well-known figures as Gorky and Shalyapin, also has a significant influence on the surrounding regions. Take the following tour to explore the traditions of this highly developed cultural center of Russia.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 Km or 3.2 Miles