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Lenin's Mausoleum

#51 of 2,374 things to do in Moscow
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Address: Red Square, Moscow 613310, Russia
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Tue - Thu 10:00 - 13:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 13:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The embalmed body - or possibly a wax likeness - of this notorious...

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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The color is black marble mausoleum. Although the thought of a strange sensation to see the embalmed body is also a maximum of curiosity to see the character of legend. The first... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Thankfully there was no queue when we arrived soon after 10 on Sunday morning. A bizarre experience as you go down dark stone stairs to a room with a body, or a waxwork, in a glass coffin. Just feels very odd. Over very quickly.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There is security and I'd heard from local friends that there are times the que is quite long and you would have to wait till another day to go in. We were lucky and there were only a half dozen people ahead of us to go through security. We went through the metal detectors and were told in advance to... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The color is black marble mausoleum. Although the thought of a strange sensation to see the embalmed body is also a maximum of curiosity to see the character of legend. The first step is a kind reception where all tourists let their personal belongings, especially foto devices and phones. There are totally prohibited inside the mausoleum and will be locked... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not much to see here folks. At least not at night. A long low building adjacent to the massive hulk known as the Kremlin. Nice marble however! If you oppose Lenin's philosophy, you can surreptitiously flip him the bird as you walk by.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

You'll be ushered to move along once inside the mausoleum: no time to admire or appreciate the state of Lenin's Body after so many decades. Photos are strictly prohibited, but when walking out towards the exit there's a great photo opportunity for a selfie with St. Basil's in the background when standing next to a beautiful tree. All fallen leaders... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This would be interesting for those who were born in USSR or for history lovers. Back in the old USSR days I remember the lines to the mausoleum were outrageously long and you need probably a full day to visit Lenin. Nowadays the lines are shorter but the visting hours are very strict. Only certain days between 10 am and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

A tribute to the founder of the Revolution, and being the centenary, this place is more is more appropriate to visit than normal.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This one is a free activity, you must arrive early in the morning to make the line, there is a security check point (I saw more security guards here than the Kremlin) they will ask to walk across metal detector; you are not allow to take pictures inside the Mausoleum, also you are not allow to speak in a loud... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This is a museum which housed the Great of the communist era. One all see all the tombs and memorials along the wall. Lenin's well preserved body lies in the museum. Unfortunately, pictures are not allowed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Whilst visiting Moscow for the first time we this would be interesting to visit and share some history with the kids. We visited in December and there was no queue, though I'm told the queues can be horrendous at times. There are soldiers everywhere and the etiquette is to move reasonably quickly through and not linger for too long. Particularly... More 

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