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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Sight Name: Söyembikä Tower
Sight Location: Kazan, Russia
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: City Orientation Walk   Famous Architecture in Kazan  

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.
Famous Architecture in Kazan

Famous Architecture in Kazan

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
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

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
Kazan Churches Tour

Kazan Churches Tour

Kazan’s religious traditions have evolved from primitive paganism to Christianity and Islam. Orthodox Christianity rapidly spread throughout the city in the middle of the 16th century and various nationalities, including Russians, Mordovins, Maris and and some Tatars, converted. Take this tour to discover Kazan’s most amazing churches.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 Km or 3.1 Miles
Kazan Mosques Tour

Kazan Mosques Tour

The beautiful city of Kazan sees a greater number of tourists each year. Famous for its amazing mosques with stunning minarets and Muslim architecture, the following tour will lead you to the city’s most significant ones.

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.9 Km or 6.2 Miles
Museums Tour in Kazan

Museums Tour in Kazan

Kazan has served as a cultural crossroads of many regions, providing it with amazing architecture and places of interest. It features several fascinating museums you will surely enjoy. Take the following tour to discover Kazan’s charming history and cultural roots.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.8 Km or 4.8 Miles
Kazan Kids Entertainment Tour

Kazan Kids Entertainment Tour

Kazan has a variety of attractions for children, including Millennium Park, a wax museum, circus and the Kazan Zoo and Botanical Garden. To have fun with the entire family be sure to check out the following tour of Kazan’s most amazing sites for children.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 Km or 3.3 Miles