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Ivan the Great's Bell Tower (Ivan Veliky)

ul. Kreml, Moscow 101000, Russia
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At one time the tallest structure in Russia, this bell tower was built for the Assumption, Archangel and Annunciation Cathedrals, which had no belfries of their own.
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ul. Kreml, Moscow 101000, Russia
Red Square & Kitay-gorod
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Ivan the Great's Bell Tower should be the highest structure in Walled Kremlin and Cathedral Square. Upon the payment of entry fee, visitors are allowed to climb up the tall building to view the surrounding area. Next time, I should spare more time here to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the top of the bell tower there is a great view on the Kremlin and Moscow. The climb is not very difficult.

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Standing at the end of Cathedral Square, this Tower stands clear above the collection of Domes that surround Cathedral Square. One of a collection of buildings only accessible through a tour of the Kremlin, it forms an interesting marker for the Kremlin.

Thank Sandra and Alan S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you want, you can climb up to the bell but I hadn't known it before. Next time, I'll definitely climb up and enjoy the view over Kremlin.

Thank MatejSimko
Reviewed 19 February 2017

A very impressive structure within the Kremlin, Ivan the Great's Tower stands at 81 metres tall....apparently the tallest building in Russia for almost 400 years. Construction was started in 1329, but it was not actually opened until 1508. There is a total of 21 bells...More

Thank rogeria l
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This is a nice tower located within the cathedral square in Krelim. Definitely one of the must see when in Moscow.

Thank JustLoveToFly
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This tower is located inside the Kremlin on Cathedral Square and is beautiful to look at with it's architectural inscriptions and bells surrounding the column. It is an additional payment to enter inside and only at certain times each day.

Thank jordanellie41
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

This is a great sight on its own right, magnificent and towering over the Kremlin, but in this incredible location in Cathedral square in Kremlin it is just an amazing sight

Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed 25 June 2016

This bell tower dominates the Cathedral Sq. It consists of three octagonal parts, narrowing upwards topped with a golden dome. The Cathedral Sq ticket includes it, but if you want to climb it you have to buy a separate ticket. Beneath it is the Tsars...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2016

Until the 18th century the bell tower dominated the skyline of the Kremlin. It was first built in 1329 and was completed in a single summer. In 1505-08 a much larger building more than 55 meters high was built. Then Zsar Boris Godunov rebuilt it...More

Thank wwjd1947
Red Square & Kitay-gorod
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
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Response from J M | Reviewed this property |
The bell tower ticket does NOT include entry to the churches. You still get entry to all the outdoor areas and the grounds of the Kremlin, but the only building that you can enter if you ONLY get that ticket is the bell... More