Tourism in Kazan

Sviyazhsk

Sviyazhsk “island” excursion, duration – 5-6 hours. By car – from 51 USD.

Sviyazhsk is often referred to as an island but it is in fact connected to the mainland by a road.

In 2017 the Assumption Cathedral and Monastery were added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Sviyazhsk was founded in 1551 as a fortress, which was built within four weeks from parts made in Uglich and transported down the Volga. It became a military base of the Russian army during the siege of Kazan (1552).