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Sviyazhsk

Zelenodolskiy district | at the confluence of the Volga and Sviyaga Rivers, Russia
+7 843 713-89-79
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Haven of Peace, Holy Island

You may arrive as a tourist, but a few things should for sure affect you. The vista of holy domes... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2015
Richard M
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Good to see

Historical part of this region. It was founded in 1551. Picturesque place to see with four sides... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2015
Daniyanur
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Kazan, Russia
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13 Sep 2015
“Haven of Peace, Holy Island”
4 Sep 2015
“Good to see”
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Zelenodolskiy district | at the confluence of the Volga and Sviyaga Rivers, Russia
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+7 843 713-89-79

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Reviewed 13 September 2015

You may arrive as a tourist, but a few things should for sure affect you. The vista of holy domes and steeples as you approach the island, gleaming in the sun. The wonderful sense of quiet, isolation, devotion. A deep sense of a long history,...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

Historical part of this region. It was founded in 1551. Picturesque place to see with four sides magnificent view. The island seems a little bit uninhabited. Most buildings look very empty, albeit all the inhabited details. Hospitality industry is not so developed, but it is...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2014

Nearly 3 months ago I visited a wonderful island. It is considered to be the most attractive in the Volga, because you can see a great number od christian churches and cathedrals. Witty and clever guide will show you the whole island in 3 hours....More

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Reviewed 16 October 2013

Easy to find info about this island city. I just want to share another way to get there. If you don't understand Russian, you have to do some research anyway. Then to explore the place on your own will not difficult at all. To get...More

5  Thank ElenaChiang
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

Historic and scenic Sviyazhsk Island makes one of the best side trips from Kazan. If you start early enough, you can combine it with visiting Raifa Bohoroditskiy Monastery (please, see my separate review). This year Russia considered submitting it to the UNESCO WHS list, but...More

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