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Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond)

#13 of 2,371 things to do in Moscow
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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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Saw Diamond Fund twice. Worth it both times. Get tickets in advance. Need to check bags in advance before going to the exhibit. No backpacks allowed.

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San Mateo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Saw Diamond Fund twice. Worth it both times. Get tickets in advance. Need to check bags in advance before going to the exhibit. No backpacks allowed.

Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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.

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

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 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 

Bangkok, Thailand
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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

Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

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 9 December 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 30 November 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 22 November 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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