Leaning Suyumbike Tower, Kazan

4.6
#5 of 306 in Things to do in Kazan
Architectural Building · Tourist Spot
Learn the tragic love story behind the building of Leaning Suyumbike Tower, a sacred symbol and a place of worship for the Tatar people. Legend has it that Tsar Ivan the Terrible built the tower for a Kazan princess who jumped to her death from the tower rather than becoming his bride. However, the 58 m (190 ft) brick tower, with six widening tiers on a gated arch, was constructed most likely 150 years after Ivan's conquest of Kazan in 1552. Its weak foundation has begun to sink, giving the tower a noticeable lean. The tower is the most prominent feature of the Kazan Kremlin, which was declared a historical and cultural open-air museum in 1994 and a World Heritage Site in 2000. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kazan using our trip planner.
Create an itinerary including Leaning Suyumbike Tower
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Leaning Suyumbike Tower reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
880 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Entry is not allowed but this is an iconic landmark inside the Kremlin where a princess is said to have jumped from to avoid marriage to Ivan the Terrible  more »
  • Quite a photogenic tower! Supposed to be a leaning tower, but somehow I could not discern much of a lean. Apparently, the lean was much more in the days gone by, but the Soviets corrected most of...  more »

Plan your trip to Kazan

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Kazan

See all ›
©
World heritage site
Kazan Kremlin
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Religious Site
Kul Sharif Mosque
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Neighborhood
Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat)
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Church
Annunciation Cathedral
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Kazan

©
Art Gallery
Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Religious Site
Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
©
Specialty Museum
Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda"
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Specialty Museum
Konstantin Vasiliev Museum
4.8
Duration: 1 hour

Museums in Kazan

See all ›
Specialty Museum
Museum of Soviet Life
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Specialty Museum
E. Boratynskiy's Museum
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Specialty Museum
Museum of Chak-Chak
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Specialty Museum
Alexander Arbuzov and Boris Arbuzov Memorial House
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Kazan

See all ›
Religious Site
The bell tower of the Cathedral of the Epiphany
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Church
Church of the Holy Martyr Paraskeva
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Church
Church of the Holy Martyr Barbara
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Church
Trinity Cathedral
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Kazan

Landmark
Raifa Monastery Raifa
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
History Museum
Ethnocultural Complex Shorunzha Shorunzha
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Church
Trinity Cathedral Raifa
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nearby attractions in Kazan

©
Multi-day Tour
Tatar-Tour
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Architectural Building
Agricultural Palace
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Theater
Ekiyat Tatar Puppet Theater
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Water Park
Riviera Aquapark
3.3
Duration: 8 hours