Sigismund Bell, the most famous and until recently the largest Polish bell, located on the Sigismund Tower in the northern part of the Wawel Cathedral, funded by Sigismund I the Old. The bell was made in the Krakow bell foundry by Hans Beham from Nuremberg in 1520, and it was placed on the tower on July 9, 1521. According to legend, the bell was cast from captured cannons. His heart broke three times: in 1860, on Easter 1939 and on Christmas Eve 2000, but each time new ones were immediately cast. According to legend, breaking the heart heralds bad times for Poland, and according to popular superstition, touching the heart brings happiness.