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Reviewed 3 May 2017

These are two of the things that can be seen with a general admittance ticket to the Kremlin. The bell and cannon are both impressively large in scale, and ornate in design. There is a certain irony that neither has ever performed their primary function (the cannon was never fired, and the bell cracked/broke at the end of the casting process. However both are good to look at in their detail, although of course with the crowds you’re best not even trying to get a good picture of it.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank bob_the_moo
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

As you make your round of the Kremlin grounds (27 hectares) you cannot miss this structure. It is supposed to be the largest and heaviest bell in the world weighing 202 tons.Commisioned to be built by Princess Anna Ioanovna, it went through a lot of turbulent history before it was installed on the pedestal where it stands today. It is a part of the Kremlin Tour. Admire the artistic relief work on the bell. While making your round of the Kremlin don't miss the "Space Tree"

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank kakati_a
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

Iconic Russian monuments impressive because of their size and history! Quite popular with tourists, so probably you'll have to wait to take pics...

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Tatiana_Ok
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

Impessive in every way are these two items on display within the Kremlin.
The Tsar Bell, built between 1733 and 1735 is claimed as the largest bell in the world. At around 6 mtrs high , with a diameter 6'6 mtrs, and weighing 202kg, I don't doubt that it is. The bell was broken during casting and has never been rung.
Similarly, the Tsar Cannon built in 1586 has never been discharged in conflict as it was never meant to be functional. It is also claimed to be the Worlds' biggest cannon, and weighing in at 39 tonnes, it probably is.
Incredible workmanship from as far back as 500+ years ago. Manual skills to be appreciated.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank rogeria l
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The bell was commissioned by Empress Anna, Niece of Peter the Great. However, it was too heavy to be lifted up in the olden days. This is the largest non working bell in the world as I was told. It also has a broken piece next to it.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank WeakKneeTraveler
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