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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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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.
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
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
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.
Largest cannon in the world but never used.
Largest bell in the world but never installed and actually broke before ever used.
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I would put these in on your list of things to see as they are...More
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
This small yet important neighbourhood is full of state institutions and offices. To understand where modern Russia began, go to the Kremlin and State Historical Museum on Red Square. After satisfying your historical curiosities, indulge in modern pleasures at GUM Department Store - not just for the sake of shopping but for the sake of architectural pleasure as well.