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Two great monuments to the past are the Tsar Cannon, the largest cannon in the world, located right outside Cathedral Square, and the 200-ton Tsar Bell, which was silenced by fire and now sits at the foot of the Ivan the Great Bell Tower.
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ul. Kreml, Moscow 101000, Russia
Red Square & Kitay-gorod
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting and huge the history behind these items is fascinating, a canon that has not been proved to have been fires, but has a master , and a bell that has never rung but symbolises power , all amazing to see.

Thank KLBOS
Reviewed 5 September 2018

These two giant artifacts are in the Kremlin and we ran into them while trying to find our way to the meeting place where our tour friends were waiting for us. When we finished our tour of The Armoury, we were lost and in our...More

Thank AmandaOldRog
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Our guide took us to this spot and explained the history behind it. As a visitor to Russia we spent some time there to take a photo.

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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

This big bell is in the Kremlin. It is quite prominent. We stopped here for photos. We did not know the history behind this but I am sure it will be rich.

Thank nikhil_malhotra
Reviewed 15 August 2018

In the bigger scheme of things you probably wouldn't go out of your way too far to visit these relics but since they're in the Kremlin, and you'll be right there anyway if you visit Moscow as a tourist, you might as well make it...More

Thank dskid
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Our guide told us that the cannon was place outside of Red Square to scare invading people away. It was nonfunctional but did the trick. The bell was broken during making. Both take a minute to walk by and see.

Thank deborah r
Reviewed 23 July 2018

The czar cannon and czar bell are from different centuries but neither have been used. They make for good photos and are very popular!

Thank Violetvz
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Largest cannon in the world but never used. Largest bell in the world but never installed and actually broke before ever used. Move over Texas home of the biggest everything. I would put these in on your list of things to see as they are...More

Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed 8 July 2018

This is supposed to be the biggest bell in the world, and big it is. These are placed at the Kremlin and are good for a selfie ;-)

Thank OCDane
Reviewed 6 July 2018

A Wow moment for me! the bell is so big and the thickness was breathtaking. i saw this bell during the Kremlin tour and it was a beauty to behold. and upon reading more about this bell and cannon. i was awestruck the technology of...More

Thank Jeffrey O
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