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Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond), Moscow

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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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  • Have never been able to get into the Diamond Fund, but finally the visit became possible. A fantastic excursion and terrific exposure. Features unique decorations and rocks. The guide is very interesting talks. Really liked the decoration and lighting displays. Be sure to visit this amazing place.
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  • I think everyone should see that so well guarded)) really interesting Museum, very good tours and interesting guides that you can see that love their job and are willing to talk about it endlessly!
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  • March 4, 2017 finally hit the Diamond Fund. Our time was 12.20, But-to get into, it was necessary to defend the queue, which took place very slowly, and certainly we have not got, and entered the Hall for 25 minutes later when you consider that time tours-45 min and half do not know and have not seen. Yes, the guide told all available, but we tried to see what more could and it turns out "is not there, not there". Thought Let's go to group-listen and then go back in the other room, there are two of them, consider that not yet, but there is no turning back. That put 45 min. We've been there 20. Was it worth it? No. Utter frustration
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  • A must see ! A lot of Diamonds - a very lot- to admire, gold in its pure state, jewellery, a few crowns and a sceptre with: a diamond, of course! The place itself is not big. 2 main rooms, will take you 30 min to visit it with the audio guide. Just don't miss it!
  • Not only the jevels of the zars also big pieces of gold, platinum and other minerals
  • The largest collection of natural gold nuggets, jewels and precious metals, jewelry appeared in Moscow with Peter the Great, who ordered to form a collection of Russian natural jewels for the glory of Russia and for the benefit of succeeding generations.
  • 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.
  • Amazing