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Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon

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Address: Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
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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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This was amazing, so many people were budy having their photo taken....the who.e of the Kremlin contains so many huge bells but this was the biggest shame it never rang !

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
Leicester, United Kingdom

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This was amazing, so many people were budy having their photo taken....the who.e of the Kremlin contains so many huge bells but this was the biggest shame it never rang !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

This is a must when visiting Moscow Kremlin. A big bell and cannon. The bell was to be destroyed by Napoleon but he didn't really succeed. It just cracked. Many tourists stop at the bell to take a picture so it's quite crowded there but worth to see.

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Lucknow, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

It's funny to see so many bells being taken so seriously in medieval Russia! This one was supposed to break all the records but broke itself before it could do that. You can probably walk up to it and pose for picture!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Another 2 Landmark in Kremlin where all tourists wait on queue to took photos with. Beautiful in black copper color material made. Must visit.

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Poznan, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

It's just simply one of the "must see" in Moscow. Along with Red Square, it's one of the literally bigest atraction there.

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Alderson, West Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Just something to see while walking in the gardens of the kremlin. I don't know much about the history of the bell.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Both the Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon are located inside the Kremlin. The bell is one of the largest in the world so be sure to pass by it while inside the Kremlin. Maps are provided upon visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Very interesting landmark but swamped with tourist from all over the world. Finally got a photo in front of it, as did everyone else, and I was glad I waited. It is a massive bell and a picture with a person in front of it gives some reference of it's massive size.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Tsar bell is the largest Bell in the world and is displayed in Kremlin between Ivan the great bell tower and Kremlin walls.It was commissioned by empress Anna Ivanovna,neice of Peter the Great. It was broken during casting. The tsar cannon is a large bronze cannon casted in Moscow foundary and displayed in the Kremlin.The cannon balls are made of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

It is really only a bell but I admit...it's a HUGE bell at that. Fun to take a picture by the opening.

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This small yet important neighbourhood is full of state institutions and offices. To understand where modern Russia began, go to the Kremlin and State Historical Museum on Red Square. After satisfying your historical curiosities, indulge in modern pleasures at GUM Department Store - not just for the sake of shopping but for the sake of architectural pleasure as well.