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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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  • Take a photo with the Tsar Bell, which lies on the Palm-beaten, but can still wondering)))))
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  • It is a huge Bell was made in the 1730s. That is also the approach and finely decorated. Many people take photos around. What was coined within the Kremlin is the 200-ton Bell, what hanging where planned. Built for the cannon next to the same as the authority of the Emperor, and thinks.
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  • Both the Bell as the cannon are inside the Kremlin, so you'll have to pay an entrance fee to the Kremlin to see these exaggerations. The cannon is huge and all worked. Really cute while nothing practical and functional, so much so that never fired a shot. The same happens with the Bell, which broke up soon after. There are to show the visitors to the greatness of some items in Moscow.
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