Bell Tower of the Resurrection Cathedral
Shuya, Zelenaya Square
The highest free-standing bell tower in Europe, its height from base to tip of the spire is 106 meters. Since its construction in the nineteenth century, it has become a symbol of the town. Its image has been used on the coats of arms and seals of many Shuya manufactories.
Climbing the bell tower and looking at the town from above is an indispensable desire of almost all tourists. Locals call it "Shuya fitness". From above you can see almost the entire town: from the surprisingly flat development of the central part planned by the decree of Catherine the Great to red brick factories on the outskirts.
Until the 1930s a 20-ton bell had been here, one of the largest in Russia, the echoes of its ringing were heard even in Palekh. The modern bells are smaller and quieter, but during the annual Easter Sounds Festival, you can not only ring them, but even take part in a bell ringing workshop.