Kalyazin Bell Tower Russia

The Kalyazin Bell Tower towers roughly 75 meters above the Uglich Reservoir. The belfry was built at the end of the 18th century and had a 17,000 kg bell that was cast to celebrate Nicholas II of Russia’s coronation. The belfry also had construction elements dating back to the end of the 17th century. However the construction of the Uglich Dam submerged the medieval part of with city of Kalyazin, including the bottom portion of the bell tower, under trapped water. Today the bell tower remains as a symbol of old Russia and the Orthodox Church holds services there multiple times a year.

Kalyazin Bell Tower

Makaryevsky Monastery


Uglich Resevoir, Kalyazin, Tver Oblast


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