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The world's largest bell, it was cast three times. It has never been rung and is broken. The casting of this enormous bell was performed by a team of nearly 200 craftsmen. During the great fire of 1737, as burning timber from the structure above it fell into the pit where it was being cast, the craftsmen decided to pour cold water to prevent the bell from melting. Because of uneven cooling, the bell cracked and a huge chunk broke off. The broken Tsar Bell remained in its pit for almost 100 more years after that, until the architect Auguste Montferrand raised it in 1836 and placed it on its present granite pedestal.

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 Moscow, Russia

Tsar Bell and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Tretyakov Gallery

Tretyakov Gallery(1 km)
One of the world's greatest museums, this is probably the one to choose if you only want to visit one museum in Moscow.

State Historical Museum

State Historical Museum(0.5 km)
The 19th century Russian Revivalist building has an enormous collection of artifacts that tell the history of Russia from the Stone Age to the present day.

Pushkin Museum

Pushkin Museum(0.9 km)
Pushkin Museum is dedicated to Western art and has one of the world's most significant Impressionist and Post-Impressionist collections, along with some Old Masters.

Spasskaya Tower

Spasskaya Tower(0.3 km)
The Spasskaya Tower, built in 1491, was believed to have miraculous powers which protected the Kremlin from invasions.

Garden of Fallen Monuments

Garden of Fallen Monuments(2.9 km)
The Garden of Fallen Monuments, officially called the Muzeon Sculpture Park, is the graveyard to where several infamous statues in Moscow were relocated after the Soviet collapse.

Diamond Fund

Diamond Fund(0.5 km)
It holds the Imperial collection, including the crown jewels.

Alexander Garden

Alexander Garden(0.4 km)
One of the first urban public parks in Moscow, there are three separate gardens along the western Kremlin wall.

Christ the Savior Cathedral

Christ the Savior Cathedral(1.1 km)
This cathedral, the tallest Orthodox church in the world (the largest being the Temple of St.

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