Kremlin - Tsar Cannon, Moscow

12 Reviews

Been here? Rate It!

hide
  • Tsar Cannon, 2002
    Tsar Cannon, 2002
    by kris-t
  • Tsar Cannon
    Tsar Cannon
    by Mikebb
  • The Tsar Canon
    The Tsar Canon
    by MikeAtSea
  • kris-t's Profile Photo

    Tsar Cannon

    by kris-t Updated Jul 29, 2012

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Tsar Cannon, 2002
    1 more image

    The Tsar Cannon is an interesting specimen of 16-th century foundry work. It was cast of bronze in 1586 by the Russian master Andrei Shchokhov.

    It weighs nearly 40 tons and has a barrel 5.34 m (17 ft) long and a bore of 890 mm (35 in). This is the largest bore of any cannon in the world.

    Its ornate carriage and the cannon balls lined up near it are decorative and were cast of pig-iron in 1835 at the Berd works in St.Petersburg. The cannon balls weigh a ton each.

    Related to:
    • Museum Visits
    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo

    Tsar Cannon

    by Mikebb Updated Jan 5, 2011

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Tsar Cannon

    Walking around the Kremlin buildings we came to the Czar Cannon, a huge 5 metre cannon with huge cannon balls weighing around 1,000kg each. The Czar Cannon was built in 1586, but was never fired in anger.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Family Travel
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • vichatherly's Profile Photo

    The Tzar Cannon

    by vichatherly Updated Aug 26, 2008

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Tzar Cannon

    The cannon is within the walls of the Moscow Kremlin next to the Tsar bell, which is similarly massive and the largest bell in the world, but it has never been rung. The cannon was last restored in 1980

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • MikeAtSea's Profile Photo

    The Tsar Canon

    by MikeAtSea Written Apr 7, 2008

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Tsar Canon
    1 more image

    The impressive bronze Tsar Cannon is one of the largest canons ever made and was cast in 1586 by the foundry man Andrei Chokhov. The canon is 5.34 meters long, weighs an impressive 40 tons and has an incredible caliber of 890 mm. It was originally created with the purpose of defending the Kremlin's Savior Gate, which leads to Red Square, but the canon was never actually fired and has remained on display in the Kremlin as a fine example of Russian workmanship ever since.

    Related to:
    • Arts and Culture
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • aukahkay's Profile Photo

    Tsar Cannon

    by aukahkay Written Jul 2, 2006

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Tsar Cannon
    2 more images

    The impressive bronze Tsar Cannon is one of the largest canons ever made and was cast in 1586. The canon is 5.3 meters long, weighs 40 tons and has an incredible caliber of 890 mm. It was originally created with the purpose of defending the Kremlin's Savior Gate, which leads to Red Square, but the canon was never actually fired and has remained on display in the Kremlin as a fine example of Russian workmanship ever since. Its bronze barrel bears a relief of Ivan the Terrible's son, Fyodor.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Castles and Palaces
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo

    The Tsar Cannon

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Jun 9, 2006

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Moscow - Kremlin - The Tsar Cannon

    The Tsar Cannon is an interesting specimen of sixteenth - century foundry work. It was cast of bronze in 1586 by the Russian master Andrei Shchokhov. Itweighs nearly 40 tons and has a barrel 5.34 m (17 ft) long and a bore of 890 mm (35 in). This is the largest bore of any cannon in the world. Its ornate carriage and the cannon balls lined up near it are decorative and were cast of pig-iron in 1835 at the Berd works in St.Petersburg. The cannon balls weigh a ton each.

    Related to:
    • Museum Visits
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • luiggi's Profile Photo

    Tsar Cannon

    by luiggi Written Nov 20, 2004
    Tsar Cannon

    The impressive bronze Tsar Cannon is one of the largest canons ever made and was cast in 1586 by the foundry man Andrei Chokhov. The canon is 5.34 meters long, weighs an impressive 40 tons and has an incredible caliber of 890 mm. It was originally created with the purpose of defending the Kremlin's Savior Gate, which leads to Red Square, but the canon was never actually fired and has remained on display in the Kremlin as a fine example of Russian workmanship ever since.

    Was this review helpful?

  • easyoar's Profile Photo

    The Tsar Cannon inside the Kremlin

    by easyoar Written Nov 7, 2004

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Tsar Cannon inside the Kremlin

    This cannon is massive, and is one of the largest ever made. It weighs 40 tons, and the barrel is over 5 metres long. Its original purpose was to defend the Saviours Gate of the Kremlin, but it has never been fired.

    The large cannonballs in front of it are purely ornamental (you'd probably need a crane to load them!). The cannon was intended to only fire stone shot.

    Related to:
    • Castles and Palaces
    • Museum Visits
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • don_kam's Profile Photo

    Kremlin - Tsar Cannon

    by don_kam Written Jan 10, 2004
    Tsar Cannon

    This cannon was cast in 1586 by the blacksmith Ivan Chokhov for Fyodor I.

    You can see Fyodor's potrait on the barrel.

    Though this cannon weighs around 40 tonnes, its bore walls are still too thin for doing any shooting!!

    Was this review helpful?

  • SirRichard's Profile Photo

    Tsar Cannon

    by SirRichard Written Jan 12, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Inside the Kremlin you can find this huuuge cannon built in 1586 and never used.
    It's the largest cannon in the world, sixteen feet long, weighing 85,000 pounds.
    But if you think this is big, wait to see the bell next to it...

    Was this review helpful?

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo

    Tsar Cannon

    by mvtouring Written May 26, 2004

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Tsar Canon

    Built in 1586 by gunsmith Andrey Chokhov, this cannon never fired one shot. It was built for war efforts, but the cannon balls were too heavy to be fired, it did however deter the enemy

    Was this review helpful?

  • Canadienne's Profile Photo

    Tsar Cannon

    by Canadienne Updated Oct 15, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Tsar Cannon, The Kremlin

    The Tsar Cannon (1586), sister to the Tsar Bell, is over five metres long and each of its accompanying cannonballs weigh a tonne on their own.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Moscow

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

106 travelers online now

Comments

View all Moscow hotels