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"Ivan the Great Bell Tower" Top 5 Page for this destination Kremlin - Ivan the Great Bell Tower Tip by Canadienne

  Ivan the Great Bell Tower & Assumption Belfry
by Canadienne

At the time of its building (1505-8), the Ivan the Great Bell Tower was, at 80+ metres, the tallest building in Moscow. Despite its height, its construction was solid and it was one of only a few buildings that escaped the destructive fires that swept through the Kremlin on several occasions.

The neighbouring Assumption belfry held a special exhibit (read: extra ticket) of Faberge eggs when we visited ~ you may be lucky enough to view them in their normal home, the State Armory. We were a bit put out that their "absence" from the Armory was unannounced, but the extra cost was still worthwhile ~ each tiny egg is a masterpiece.

Address: The Kremlin

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  • Written Oct 14, 2003
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