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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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  • You will need to be inside the Kremlin to see this - its huge! Just another symbol of prowess in Moscow.  more »
  • The Tsar's Cannon and Bell were interesting to see. Both are very large and neither were ever used. They sit inside the Kremlin and are very crowded. This is a nice picture op.  more »
  • situated inside the Kremlin walls the tzars bell and cannon are both huge...really huge...only trouble is that there are so many tour groups that all want a photo of each other its hard to have a one ...  more »

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