Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon, Moscow

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While visiting the Moscow Kremlin, take the opportunity to admire Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon, two towering examples of bronze casting taken to the extreme. The cannon dates back to the 16th century and the bell is around 150 years younger. To this day, they are the largest of their kind in the world. Technically a bombard, the highly ornate cannon weighs close to 40 tons, and even though legend claims it was never fired, there do seem to be some traces of use inside the barrel. The 200 ton bell, however, was definitely never used, because it cracked during the casting: you can still see the 11.5 ton broken-off piece next to it. Both attractions are so massive that you can easily take clear photos of them even when they're surrounded by a crowd of onlookers. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Moscow using our trip planner.
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  • Nothing here to impress you outright. But you in all probability will be doing the kremlin tour, so, there it would be...the Giant Tsar cannon and the bell that sits in vicinity. Now that you have see...  more »
  • In the Kremlin, at the cannon yard, are these two exhibit. Their size, of course, impressive, tourists do not miss the opportunity to take a picture of these unique objects. Tsar Bell, and not prozvonivshij, 6-meter giant, worth his view closer, you will see the faces of the Saints face the Royal ladies, intricately decorated, its weight 200 tons. Standing next to him, you know how hard it was to create it in those days and how heavy was this work, but the order of the mother of the Empress who dares to disobey? Could. Cast. Here is the only fire prokljatushhij compiled all the effort. He now stands on its pedestal, as a monument to Russian masters, a piece of history, hardly lived up to our days.
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  • Huge imposing monuments found within the Kremlin close to Red Square. The Tsar Bell is a few hundred tons in weight, with an eleven ton segment of cast iron broken off and is also statistically the la...  more »
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  • Lovely stop on your walk in the Kremlin. DIfficult to take a photo with no chinese people in your picture :) Just staing the fact, no offense. Once you see it, look it up how heavy it is, and how heavy is the broken off piece.
  • Another prominent historical piece. (It is just huge broken bell)
  • Known as tsar bell it is one of the biggest bell in history. 6 m high and 18 tons weight. It was housed in ivan the great bell tower in 16th century but fell to the ground and broken in a fire in mid 17th century.
  • Really gigantic bell, the biggest in the world, that never used by appointment.
  • Very nice place!
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