Leaning Tower of Nevyansk, Nevyansk

The Leaning Tower of Nevyansk is a tower in the town of Nevyansk in Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia, built in the 18th century. Its construction was funded by Peter the Great’s associate and a famous Russian manufacturer Akinfiy Demidov .
The height of the tower is 57.5m from the ground and the base is 9.5m square. According to recent measurements, the deviation of the top part of the tower from a right angle is currently 2.20m. There is still no evidence to this day as to when exactly the Nevyansk Tower was constructed. Russian historians believe that it was built between 1721 and 1745. Also, there is no information about the architect of this unique edifice. The Weather Channel has stated that it was built circa 1732.
Historians are still debating about the exact purpose of the Nevyansk Tower. Some say that Demidov used it as a "bank safe", others believe it was either a watchtower, or a belltower, or a prison, or even a laboratory for conducting chemical experiments and producing counterfeit money. Some historians think that the tower was supposed to embody the might of the Demidov family and serve as some sort of an architectural symbol of their dynasty.
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  • No guide to the tower. The tour lasts an hour. You get inside, pass the 7 floors of the tower, to the clock mechanism. In the summer will open a bell tower, you can get up there again. The place is filled with history. The structure is interesting. The tower does not fall, the spire is vertically located-the weathervane is spinning. Hours work without crashing, hitting every hour and every 15 minutes. You will learn a lot of interesting things about Demidov's industrialists. The place in the city is symbolic, you will not pass by. The impression remained pleasant. New knowledge is always useful.
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  • The inclined or falling tower is located in the center of the city of Nevyanska and is its main attraction. It was built in 1721-1725 by the order of Akinfiya Demidov. The height of the tower-57.5 meters and its deviation from the vertical order of 1.85 m at the top point. Visit with excursion 450 rubles at a certain time, so you need to wait sometimes. You can go to the museum at any time for 100 rubles.
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  • very good place a very good view is there from the top of it must go place
  • The guided tour was amazing! The trour was very informative and the view from the top of the tower was absolutely beautiful! Totally worth a visit! A mist go place!
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