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Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond)

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Address: Kremlin, Moscow 103073, Russia
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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The exhibition of jewelry and rare gemstones (Almazny fond)

The Almazny Fond (the Diamond Fund) is a rather interesting exhibition of jewelry and rare gemstones. It is located in the Kremlin next to the Armory. Tickets are sold at ticket... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Moscow, Russia
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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Almazny Fond (the Diamond Fund) is a rather interesting exhibition of jewelry and rare gemstones. It is located in the Kremlin next to the Armory. Tickets are sold at ticket offices in the Alexander garden. Open every day except Thursday.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing collection of diamond belonging to the Russian State displayed for public. Its locate inside Kremlin and separate tickets have to be purchased. No photography is permitted

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting place to visit. Impressive collection of metals, gems and pieces of jewelry, including historic one. There is a tight security and no photos allowed in the museum. Online booking of the tickets is not available. You must buy the tickets *on the day of your visit* at special ticket office. They can be purchased only at certain hours... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the 500 rub to see such a large collection of precious metals with some dating back hundreds of years. Apparently this is only a small portion of what they had as most of the treasures were lost during war times. I can't imagine what the full collection would be like. The tip for this is to buy the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

About two hours, only eyesight can touch the precious diamond and valuable metal. The history remind the relationship with Russian Monarchy with others

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small collection but worth the separate entrance fee, can be visited along with the Armory museum inside the Kremlin

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

We visited on our Kremlin tour in July 2016. We purchased the tickets at the Kremlin box office, then made our way to the far tower to go through security and enter. Unfortunately, upon entry, it gets confusing and we ended up in the Armory instead of the Diamond Fund (they are in the same building). After 30+ minutes of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Love this place. Excellent collection/exhibit. Very interesting history behind this place. This is a must see attraction in Moscow!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

On my visiting USSR's Moscow I can't get to Almazny Fond ,but now for 500 rubles you can get there without any group tour ,as a foreigner ,but Russian citizens just with group tour.Indeed all shine there big diamonds and sapphires rubies ,famous Faberge eggs,that he presented to Tsars family ,and of course Shah Diamond ,that was presented by Persian... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

This place will give you a taste of how the Tzars lived and what they were accustomed to. You will see jewels that cant be seen anywhere else. It is well worth the extra ticked. Tickets cannot be bought ahead of time, you have to buy them the same day you will visit, they are time specific and very limited,... More 

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