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Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond)

Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
095/229-2036
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Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

You can have more fun by browsing in Tiffany. Individual exursions are not allowed, only in the group "soviet style".

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manila, philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Like what the other travelers said, this area is located inside the Armoury (you'll see a separate entrance for it where you have to pay RUB500 per person to get inside). They were strict with the cameras. Definitely no photography or videography inside. They really keep watch of everybody who goes in. Anyway, the gems were magnificent! WOW! Diamonds, rubies,... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

One can only get into the Diamond Fund from inside the Armoury but it is totally worth the effort. Orlov, Shah and the crowning jewellery in one place, it could not get much better than that. We recommend the guided tours in english which they run on request. Reading the A4 english print does not give the same experience.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was the highlight of the Moscow cultural visits, it is an extra cost but well worth it. It is everything the Crown Jewels in London was not. The best was the new work in diamonds a whole wall of cases in decades eighties, nineties and naughtiest.

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Paarl, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The collections is probably worth more than the Crown Jewel Collection in the Tower of London. Do not miss it, worth the extra admission cost.

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Key Biscayne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Worth a visit to see all of the gold and jewels. Especially Catherine the Great’s diamond-encrusted coronation crown and the 190-carat Orlov diamond. We were fortunate to be there with a private guide who explained everything quite well, managed our ttour, and avoided the crowds.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

If you like Jewels , this is really astonishing. Be sure to buy a ticket beforehand. If you are taking a tour, ask them if they plan to go in because they might not include it in the tour.

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north devon
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Awesome jewel collection, although some was sold off pre-war. Rivals British Crown Jewels for splendour.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Gives you an idea of tsarist Russia, beautiful objects indeed! It is better to have an audio guide, of course, but the exhibition is great even without proper explanations.

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