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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. Arrange your visit to Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon and discover more family-friendly attractions in Moscow using our Moscow travel itinerary planner.
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  • Tsar-cannon is located at the front near the Ivanovo Kremlin Armory. Cast in bronsje in 1586. It is the world's largest and weighing 40 tons of a caliber on 890mm and ran on 5, 3 m. The Cannon was placed where it stands today in 1860. Tsar-the clock stands right next to the Ivan the great bell tower. The clock is the world's largest, weighing tons and 202 is 6 meters high. Was blown up during a fire in 1737. Neither the cannon or the clock has been in use. Be sure to admire the cannon and a clockwise pattern. In February, there was no other tourists by neither the time or the cannon so we had taken all the pictures we wanted.
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  • Although you've seen images impress its size when you are on the side. already indispensable within the Kremlin.
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  • Definitely worth to visit here, the King and the King Cannon Bell located on the territory of the Kremlin, the ticket here you need to buy a separate, for entrance to the Kremlin.
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