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Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon

Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
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Ranked #98 of 1,383 attractions in Moscow
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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... more » 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. « less
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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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stockton on tees
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Very impressive bell and canon, located inside the Kremlin, A great spot to take photos too. Our rep told us that touching the bell would ensure a return trip to Moscow, I touched it hoping to return someday as I fell in love with the stunning architecture, A city of great atmosphere, anyone interested in modern and medieval history must... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

The bell and cannon are enormous and are fabulous photo spots for your and your family (or tour group). They're easy to find just off of Cathedral Square but keep in mind you need to purchase the grounds ticket for the Kremlin to see them.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

These are the biggest bell and cannon I've ever seen. Good photo opportunity and probably best things to see in the Kremlin, if I'm honest.

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

To me this was a quick walk around but never the less both where on good form. The detail that can be seen must be seen. These are in the Kremlin too.

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Yeah, it's almost mandatory to have a picture here, but you will marvel at the sheer size of this bell. An interesting thing to see.

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Port St Lucie, FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Cannon is huge and was never fired, cannonballs still remain. I think I missed the bell - it was apparently around the corner from where my tourist map said it would be, and the snow was just too deep to wander around any more. . .

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