Ivan the Great Bell Tower

Local nameЦерковь Иоанна Лествичника с колокольней Ивана Великого
LocationTverskoy District, Moscow, Russia

The Ivan the Great Bell Tower is a church tower inside the Moscow Kremlin complex. With a total height of 81 metres, it is the tallest tower and structure of the Kremlin. It was built in 1508 on Cathedral Square for the three Russian Orthodox cathedrals, namely the Assumption, the Archangel and the Annunciation, which do not have their own belfries. It serves as a part of Moscow Kremlin Museums.

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Opening hours

The tower museum is accessible on a tour only. The tours start at 10:15 am, 11:15 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm and an additional session at 5 pm from May 15 to Sep 30.

During the winter season the Bell-Tower is closed for visiting.

Ticket office
Oct 1 - May 14:
Open Daily (except Thur): 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

May 15 - Sep 30:
Open Daily (except Thur): 9:00 am - 4:30 pm


250 RUB (no discounts)

Tickets are available in the museums' ticket office at Aleksandrovsky Sad (Alexander Garden) 45 minutes before the session.

Note: Children under 14 are not permitted to visit the Bell-Tower.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_the_Great_Bell_Tower

Official website http://ivan-the-great-bell-tower.kreml.ru/en-Us/great-bell-tower/

Address The Kremlin, Red Square, 109012 Moscow, Russia

Coordinates 55°45'2.668" N 37°37'5.627" E

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