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Address: Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
Phone Number: 495/629-2036
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The Orlov Diamond, a gift to Catherine the Great from Count Orlov, her...
The Orlov Diamond, a gift to Catherine the Great from Count Orlov, her lover, is only one of the many diamonds and jewels on display in this incredible collection at the Kremlin.
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Early-Admission Kremlin Tour in Moscow: Armory...

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What an interesting place to visit. All the gold and gems. Quite amazing. The carriages were huge, pity the poor horses pulling them. So ornate too. The clothing was an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

What an interesting place to visit. All the gold and gems. Quite amazing. The carriages were huge, pity the poor horses pulling them. So ornate too. The clothing was an interesting exhibition also. Interesting to see the early dresses of Catherine , compared to the sizes in later life. Too much caviar and the good life me thinks. Again ,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Tip..Take a tour of the Armory first. On the way out, you can buy tickets to the Diamond fund if you are a foreigner! (strange but true). Get there early. They ONLY sellout the most recent tour to each attraction. After the tour is sold out, you have to wait in line until an hour before the next tour to... More 

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New Westminster, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The Diamond Fund houses one of the most rare collection of precious stones and metals in the world as well as some of the most exquisite pieces of jewelry designed for Russian tsars, military leaders and other historical figures. The centrepiece of the collection is the Crown of the Russian empire made with 4936 diamonds weighting 2858 carats in total.... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It was an experience to see the Crown Jewels. I have not seen the one in London so cannot compare but stunning in itself. Right next to armooury but you need a separate ticket for this site. Buy the ticket when you buy the one for the armooury. 700ru for the armooury and 500ru for the the diamond fund. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The highlight of our Moscow trip. Amidst very tight security and surveillance is this storehouse of unbelievable diamonds and other stones/jewelry. You can spend hours in awe of the grandeur.Worth multiple visits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The select jewels and crown of Tsarina Catherine are displayed here. There is an entry charge of 500 rubles but definitely woth seeing the awesome collection of daimonds, rubies, emeralds, etc

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is the museum for the Crown Jewels, like Russia's version of the jewels shown in the Tower of London. It is right next to the armory museum in the Kremlin. However, while tickets can be purchased online for the Kremlin and armory, they need to be purchased in person for the diamond fund. Buying tickets can be confusing because... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It's a quick pace to visit. It'w very well organised and you get to see truly amazing diamond and just beautiful jewellery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Diamond fund is a must see for every person traveling to Moscow - so much history, beautiful craftsmanship and absolutely blinding diamonds, crowns, earrings, golden nuggets, etc. it is unbelievable that such collection is accessible to tourists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A couple of rooms which contain some amazing pieces of jewelery, uncut precious stones and precious metals. Costs extra to enter but worth it. Can be hard to gain access.

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