Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Russia  /  Central Russia  /  Moscow  /  Sightseeing  /  Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon
Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon, Moscow
(3.9/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
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.
map
Create a full Moscow itinerary

Plan your trip to Moscow

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Moscow by other users

15 days in Odessa, Moscow & St. Petersburg BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Eastern Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Moscow BY A USER FROM RUSSIA December, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 37 days in Europe & Middle East BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Italy, Moscow & Lisbon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Moscow BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 42 days in Europe BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Moscow BY A USER FROM ITALY March, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Moscow BY A USER FROM ITALY December, teens, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 59 days in Moscow BY A USER FROM JAMAICA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, museums, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 59 days in Moscow BY A USER FROM JAMAICA January, culture, outdoors, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 60 days in Russia BY A USER FROM JAMAICA January, culture, outdoors, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • 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.
    View original
  • 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.
    View original
  • This campaign is located within the Kremlin and say, enormous. As curiosity is the largest in the world.
    View original