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Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond), Moscow

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web
Dating back to a royal treasury established by Peter the Great, Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond) stores and exhibits a vast collection of raw and cut diamonds, emeralds, rubies, and sapphires. Although part of a world-famous armory museum, located inside the city's fortified complex of historical buildings, this collection of state jewels functions as a separate institution. Highlights include a 190-carat diamond given to Catherine the Great by her purported lover Count Orlov, the world's largest sapphire, and an imperial crown decorated with almost 5,000 diamonds of exceptional quality. You can access the exhibit by guided tour only, so try to book your visit in advance. Due to tight security measures, visitors may not bring cameras, phones, or bags of any sort. Put Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond) into our Moscow holiday planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Moscow.
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  • We visited this along with the Armory visit and was blown away by the diamonds and gold. So many beautiful things and so sad to think so much of it was lost, destroyed, and melted down by the Communis...  read more »
  • The place houses the valuable pieces from the Tsar era. The pieces of jewelry are priceless in terms of value and as a work of art. I'm partial, I love diamonds! 
  • Loved this display of natural resources of russia in the most aesthetic way. For me the stealer was queen catherine's super bejewelled crown and the spetum containing the nadir shah diamond.Couldn't s...  read more »
  • Incredible! I can't imagine there are many places in the world where you can see so many beautiful and priceless items in one place.
  • Was one star 08.04.16 for boorish attitude of staff and entire organization view for visitors. Tickets (worth 500 roubles) really bought day in and day out, to go after dinner to come around 12:30. We have issued on 14:40. Excursion (accompanies the Guide) lasts 45 minutes, but you need to come at it 20-30 minutes, to defend the queue through the guard post 1, then undress in the locker room, then go through repeated searches of bags already before entering. Gaining large excursions, it seemed to me that at least 30 people were only in ours. Or see what they are talking about, or will not be heard. The ticket indicated that it is impossible to photograph, but blatantly asking polnost′ûë turn off the phone. I personally have it rang I went mute, but guard very rude clerk tone told him off. Although no announcement about it I didn't see. Were foreigners, which he also blatantly requested be quieter. And this attitude of staff starting from racks with audiogidami, where bellows rather than talk. I had a feeling not tours, and someone's soblagovaleniâ-well so be it look, and even pay for it. From the beauty and wealth of the spirit must capture, and there to be afraid of how you would what not photographed and did not steal. Pro Guard inside feeling that scored bouncers with clubs. And 45 minutes little, honestly, more stood in queues. At the Tretyakov Gallery where great wealth is stored, and a completely different service.
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  • 45 minute tour, a group of large, independent view of time is not remains as the after story guide protection of all drives.
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  • Literate guides, all strictly at the entrance, but very humanly, was twice and still go
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  • The exhibits are fantastic, and the organization is not very (short, it is difficult to buy tickets)
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