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Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon

Address: Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
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Ranked #102 of 1,338 Attractions in Moscow
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Two great monuments to the past are the Tsar Cannon, the largest cannon in the world, located right...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
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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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Linden, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

As a child of the Cold War, I can't tell you how exciting it was to walk onto the grounds of the Kremlin. I think in my youth I thought it was Hell Itself given what we were told in school and from the news. Who knew that such beautiful sites awaited us? The Tsar's Bell was never actually rung;... More 

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Esfahan, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It would be interesting for you if you know that this cannon has not shooted ever; this will show you how would politics, technology and art come together to keep a country safe and shows you that Russian how cleverly decide and how smart design! it would be good for a postal card picture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

As our guide told us: these are the biggest cannon in the world that never fired, and biggest bell in the world that never rang.

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Central Coast, NSW, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon are interesting artefacts you will see within the walls of the Kremlin. Both have interesting history so read up before you go. The largest cannon never fired and the largest bell never rung. Apparently the chunk that is broken from the bell weighs tons. It broke as a result of a nearby fire, and... More 

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