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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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As part of the kremlin tour you will see this historical structure. A bell that never rang once... and the cannon that never fired a shot. and you wonder then why were they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Tsar Kolokol is at the end of Ivanovskaya Square, the bronze cast Tsar's Bell is the world's largest bell (6.14m high, 6.6m in circumference, over 200 tons in weight). Tuning in to a local guide's explanation I learn that owing to a fire the bell was never hung, let alone ever rung. Attempts to counter the fire resulted in a... More 

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Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

As part of the kremlin tour you will see this historical structure. A bell that never rang once... and the cannon that never fired a shot. and you wonder then why were they constructed. Definitely an eye pleasers.

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Boracay, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

One of the many attractions inside Kremlin. Its amazing how people made this huge bell!!! I also like the idea that there are a looooooot of things you can see inside the walled area!c

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

You have to be amazed to see a bell and cannon of this size, also with the work that had to have gone into them to create them.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

It is an amazing experience to see the Tsar Bell & Cannon. Shear Sixe of cannon and cannon balls speaks volumes of then technological prowess. The Bell has its unique history. It is said that a piece of the bell broke while attempting its installation-- how was it hoisted in first place is a mystery-- the broken piece itself weighs... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The bell is very cool to see due to its size and surprising thickness. A good place to take a picture along one's stroll around the Kremlin.

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Peshawar, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

this is the biggest bell of the world but could not ring because it got broken before it rang,broken due temperature

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Good place overall to visit!! Take your time to walk around this area it is worth going to see the size and thickness of them.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We saw these two as part of our tour guided visit when in Moscow. Huge and historic, but never used One should visit if you have the time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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