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Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond)

Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
095/229-2036
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As featured in 3 days in Moscow
Ranked #9 of 1,380 attractions in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This does not hold a candle to the crown jewels in the Tower of London, but that is not a fair comparison. The gold and volume of diamonds is amazing. The sight is worth the visit and something you will remember. The crown jewels and USSR Diamond map are worth the visit.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Once inside the Armoury, it's possible to buy tickets into the Diamond Fund to see the "Crown Jewels" including he Orlov Diamond. Spectacular amount of wealth in here, from gems to gold bars.

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São Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The gems and jewels in this little collection are really impressive. There are 2 halls with 14 showcases in which great luxurious gemstones and artwork can be seen. Though a bit expensive for the lack of information, it's still worth a visit.

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Bern, Switzerland
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It was indeed astonishing to see one of the biggest diamonds & the jewelries worn by emperor & his family centuries back in Russian history & the contemporary diamonds & precious stones ( gold & silver) found on Russian soil.

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New York City, New York
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Although it does not sound like it from it's name, the Diamond Fund is a museum within a museum. I found the extra price paid for the Armory and Diamond Fund Timed Tours worthwhile because it allows you to see beautiful jewels set within crowns that you would not be able to otherwise see. I was amazed at so many... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Diamond Fund is a "must see' exhibit while visiting the Kremlin. The tickets need to be purchased separately from the Kremlin entrance, and the visits are "timed" as are many of the Kremlin attractions. All of the objects are displayed in glass case lines in an easy to follow walkway. Security is very obvious. The assortment of state Diamonds... More

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ISRAEL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The assortment of diamonds and other precious stones was the very best that we have seen in any of our many trip around the world. This exhibition lies in the amazing Armoury within the Kremlin

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A bit pricey for the tourist on a budget but not to be missed by those who love jewellery and the design of that in the bygone days. Beautiful diamonds and gold and other precious metals from an amazing country - Russia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

It is worth visiting and listening to the guide's story. It is also a good attraction for kids. Be aware of long queues, but anyway it is good to go there.

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Brasília
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Absolutely fantastic and probably you will never see something like those things that you see there. There are no many places in the world with such amount of precious stones and giant nuggets of gold and platinum. Located inside the Kremlin, tickets are sold inside (not at the ticket windows of Kremlin) and security is very restrict. You can not... More

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