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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 2 weeks ago

According to the ticket office you can only buy a ticket for the next timed entrance and not further in advance, and tickets go on sale 45 minutes in advance of the start of a session. After 4 attempts to get a ticket I gave...More

Thank JuliaD_UK
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This belltower has 22 bells, and unitl the late 19th. century it was forbidden to build a higher construction in Moscow. Still, being the highest point at the Kremlin, this bell tower is impossible to be overlooked.

Thank Joop V
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Ivan the Great's Bell Tower is a feature attraction within the Kremlin in Moscow. Entrance requires a separate ticket (250 RUB) to the rest of the cathedrals on Cathedral Square (500 RUB). The belfry was constructed in 1508 for the three main Russian Orthodox cathedrals...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I am so glad our Viking River Cruise took us there! Beautiful tower & beautiful interior! Was an awesome sight to see! I recommend you see!

Thank chgreen
Reviewed 15 July 2017

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 17 June 2017 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 9 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
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