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Lenin's Mausoleum

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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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Red Square, Moscow 613310, Russia
Red Square & Kitay-gorod
+7 925 298-18-66
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Reviewed today via mobile

Let’s be honest you won’t see something like this anywhere else other than North Korea or China, so a must do. We arrived at 9:30 for a 10am opening and we’re in by 10:10, so not a terrible queue, it was cold and wet mind....More

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Reviewed today via mobile

We saw the resting place of Lenin only from outside , it’s closed on Mondays and Fridays and only open for 3 hrs a day apparently you can queue for hours to go in , it’s free. Well maintained and a tribute to a historic...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We waited in line for almost 2 hours. However, due to the limited opening hours this is probably the norm. Once inside, navigation is not difficult. You will be able to view the graves of Stalin, Gagarin and others who made significant contributions to the...More

Thank Beth303R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most visited places in Moskow, but the line is very - very long. At least, one hour. And the visit to the tomb lasts 3 minutes ( only to pass in front of the mausoleum) . You have to be very early...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you decide to go get there early. It opens at 10am and we got there just after 9am and were among first in queue (our guide held our spot whilst we took pictures in red square), queue was huge by half 9 even bigger...More

Thank Claire W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the russians hold him in great reverences. no sound or photo inside. one has to go early as the queues are can be quite long. as you exit there are tombs of other russian diplomats

Thank Tejas P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In our tour group, only one person went into the mausoleum to take a look at Lenin. The rest of us just took photos of the outside of the mausoleum. Its design is a step pyramid and has different levels of marble and granite steps....More

Thank AmandaOldRog
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been all over the world and this ranks up there as one of the most bizarre things I've seen. After waiting in line for at least 30 minutes, we walked solemnly down a flight of stairs to the dimly light chamber where we see...More

Thank rschiller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were taken to this spot by our guide. But seeing the lengthy que we decided just to pass though the entire area which is maintained beautifully.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to see lenin, looks like a doll with all the make up, was a very short man. The line is very long and I got there an hour early, so get early if want to see him. Need to go through security also and...More

Thank Simon H
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July 12, 2018|
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Response from Max F | Reviewed this property |
Hello Yes it is free because they wanted everyone to be able to see Lenin as the founder of the Soviet State. Likewise in Berlin you can visit the Reichstag for free because they want everyone to see that their political... More
May 9, 2018|
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Response from Max F | Reviewed this property |
Hello We were on an Imaginative Traveller Tour and having done about 5 tours with them I would highly recommend them. Lenin - Opening hours: daily from 10.00 to 13.00, closed on Mondays and Fridays. It is free and you... More
August 21, 2017|
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Response from Marcin S | Reviewed this property |
You do need to leave anything in the cloakroom. When I was there, the cloakroom wasn't even available. Just keep it in your bag. Also, it is worth to mention, you spend around 2 minutes in the mausoleum so no worries about... More