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Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon

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Address: Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
Phone Number: +7-495-695-41-46
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Description: Two great monuments to the past are the Tsar Cannon, the largest cannon in...
Two great monuments to the past are the Tsar Cannon, the largest cannon in the world, located right outside Cathedral Square, and the 200-ton Tsar Bell, which was silenced by fire and now sits at the foot of the Ivan the Great Bell Tower.
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Clearly the canon and bell are major attractions within the Kremlin. Worth a visit. Both are massive which is consistent with the feeling within Moscow. Very impressive. Take a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Clearly the canon and bell are major attractions within the Kremlin. Worth a visit. Both are massive which is consistent with the feeling within Moscow. Very impressive. Take a guide book to learn more about the history.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

It was cold, although, I think I might have a pic... А 6.14-metre (20.1 ft) tall, 6.6-metre (22 ft) diameter bell on display on the grounds of the Moscow Kremlin. The bell was commissioned by Empress Anna Ivanovna, niece of Peter the Great. Made of bronze, the bell was broken during metal casting and has never been rung. The bell... More 

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Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This bell and cannon are gigantic. When you are in the Kremlin complex you will definitely walk by these. Join in with everyone else for the photo ops only something this massive can provide.

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

You can't pass up getting your picture taken at these spots. I've had more questions about our photos of these objects than any other pictures we took. The bell is so large that small children can walk inside the hole! This is definitely a must-do inside the Kremlin.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

To think of the men that constructed this 202 ton bell (largest in the world), only to have it destroyed in 1937 from a fire. As the men were putting out the fire, cold water landed on the hot bell and caused it to crack. It was never rung :( The Tsar Cannon is huge!! Largest in the world as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Largest bell in the world and the cannon is fun to take many photos with. They are big enough for you to eventually find an angle for a photo without others in it!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Chances are that young tourist will be posing in the hole on the bell when you try to take a picture of it :)

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Weymouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Inside the incredible grounds of the kremlin are the huge cannon and broken bell, well worth a look and then try to imagine how they were constructed and moved around! Incredible.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

When you are inside the grounds of the Kremlin, its hard to miss the Tsar Bell and Tsar cannon. Both of them are massive! So big that despite the crowd, you can usually find an angle to get a photo of yourself and bell/cannon without others in it. My understanding is that the bell didn't ring and the cannon didn't... More 

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The Tsar Bell in particular. Commissioned by Empress Anna Ivanovna, niece of Peter the Great, it broke while being cast and has never been rung. But as our Trans Siberian Railway tour group was standing beside it, dwarfed as we were by the monstrous bell made of bronze, we could just imagine the claxon (apparently missing altogether) clanging away! The... More 

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