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Lenin's Mausoleum

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Address: Red Square, Moscow, Russia
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Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: The embalmed body - or possibly a wax likeness - of this notorious...
The embalmed body - or possibly a wax likeness - of this notorious 20th-century Russian leader is viewable inside this large stone mausoleum, where a certain decorum for visitors is strictly enforced.
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The man who changed the world

The mausoleum of Lenin in Moscow, was one of the monuments I wanted to see. I went there saw the building but unfortunately it was closed. They told me that opens in April. What a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The mausoleum of Lenin in Moscow, was one of the monuments I wanted to see. I went there saw the building but unfortunately it was closed. They told me that opens in April. What a disappointed . Make sure that museums, monuments and other places of great interest are open, and which days of the week close.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

When we saw a mausoleum was open, we decided to visit it. It was not too long line, it took a little more time for checking our bags by guards. Whatever people say negative about having burrial place right on the main square of the city, I think, not so many countries or cities can be proud of having mausoleums... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is a very disturbing place, dark inside and you can not know for 100% if it is Lenin`s real body or just a wax figurine. Anyway, I recommend this experience. Just, bear in mind, that absolutely NO recording devices (including phones) are allowed inside of the mausoleum. You can store them in the nearby museum for a small price.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Finally I got to see him! Mausoleum was one of the most important places for me to see in Moscow and it definitely met my expectations. It's right in the middle of the Red Square. I went on December 31 in the morning and luckily the line wasn't too long. It helps a lot if you know even a little... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Not sure if it was really him or just a great Madame Tussaud's wax figure! Be sure to see, but kind of creepy. No lines in January, but there was a long, fenced-in entry area so may get crowded in better weather.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

A really different experience. You actually get to see Lenin's body and face. The place is like a bunker and well protected by nomerous gards. You can't take photos and you are only allowed to walk pass the actuall grav and don't stop. The opening hours of the Mausoleum is weird, and we only got in due to a guide... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My family and I visited Lenin's Mausoleum on our trip to Moscow in December of 2014. Would we go see it again? Probably not. Would we recommend it to friends? Yes. It’s one of those things that once you see there is really no reason to see it again. Why see it? How many times do you get a chance... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Arrived first thing and couldn't get in as crowds were huge so decided to try again the next day. This time there were no crowds. We had to leave our bags at the cloakroom for a small fee. Entering the mausoleum was a bit strange and very dark apart from Lenin being lit up like Blackpool illuminations! Soldiers were stood... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I got very lucky in the day I visited because there was no queue to enter, but even if there was the longest one, I would wait to visit... It is amazing! It was a very quick visit around the body, which I can`t still believe it was real, but worth a lot the visit! It is really shocking that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We were fortunate to go in winter when there are no crowds. We went straight in. You have to go through security, where they will search your bag. Photos are not permitted in the mausoleum itself. No sound or hands in pockets are permitted. Still the history surrounding Lenin make it an awe inspiring experience to see Lenin lying there.... More 

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