A Day in Sviyazhsk

Get to know the history of the Sviyazhsk island town, immerse yourself into the medieval way of life and visit the Raifa Monastery

  • 8 hours 32,1 km 7 objects
  • Konniy Dvor 

    • 12:30
    • Sviyazhsk, 1а Uspenskaya St

    Check out the craft workshops of a blacksmith, tanner, potter, moneyer, a bakery with fragrant bread, the stables and horse track as well as a restaurant of Russian cuisine in a 17th century building.

  • Sviyazhsk Bogoroditse-Uspensky Monastery 

    • 13:30
    • Sviyazhsk, 1 Uspenskaya St

    Here you can view the architectural monuments of the 16th-20th centuries, among which you’ll see the pearl of the Volga region — the Assumption Cathedral with unique fresco paintings dating back to the 16th century.

  • Museum of Sviyazhsk History 

    • 14:00
    • Sviyazhsk, 22 Uspenskaya St

    The history of the island town that spans over five centuries can be seen here through everyday life objects of every era, within exhibitions of this modern interactive museum.

  • Cathedral of Icon of Mother of God "Joy of all who Sorrow" 

    • 14:30
    • Sviyazhsk, 2 Troitskaya St

    The cathedral, built in 1906 in a neo-Byzantine (pseudo-Byzantine) style houses the main shrine of Sviyazhsk — the preserved relics of St Herman.

  • Civial War Museum 

    • 15:00
    • Sviyazhsk, 70 Moskovskaya St

    A reconstructed map of the Eastern front of the Civil War in Russia, collections of banknotes, stamps, and weapons of the 1918-1920s.

  • Bogoroditskiy Men's Monastery of Raifa 

    • 16:00
    • Zelenodolskiy District, 2 Raifskiy Monastyr St, Raifa District

    The Raifa complex of monasteries contains the Volga-Kama Reserve which neighbours with the largest operating monastery of the Kazan diocese, alongside an arboretum which is home to 500 species of trees and bushes gathered from across three continents.

  • Extra Lounge 

    • 20:00
    • Kazan, 1А N Ershova St

    A restaurant with a panoramic view of the city, dishes of world cuisine and a spectacular entertainment program.

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