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Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon

Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
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Ranked #103 of 1,374 Attractions in Moscow
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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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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Weymouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The sheer size of the cannon and bell is what makes them noteworthy. The cannon would have been too large to be mobile and apparently was never fired. There are some cannon balls in front that are not originals, but give some idea of what a massive undertaking it would have been to load it. The bell was damaged by... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

If you go inside the Kremlin walls then you must go and see the bell and cannon.They are very close to each other at the back of cathedral square.Obviously get your picture took here for a famous Russian piece of history.

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nagpur,india
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

What a great piece of architecture inside cremlin.A very big bell, heavy and ruptured to see its beuty and hugeness inside ,a eyelashing experience.Taking photo by standing beside alongwith friends or any group of tourist is a memory of life.A must to see in Moscow.It reflects history of old Russia and its culture.

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