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Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond), Moscow
(4.5/5 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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  • Went to this exhibition from outside chuzhestrancem to show the luxurious richness of Russian tsars and tsarinas. And indeed I there I went and looked and couldn't see the incredible beauty. Stood as-dug kiln agape, staring blankly at the "wind rose"-the famous diamond count Orlov. The atmosphere of kakakja magic. These products are actually alive and pass on his breath. Straight fascinate. Just think, so they can tell ... Well, my alien like most nuggets of gold. to each his own!
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  • Walk only herd. Consider the exhibits close is difficult, because the Group on 20 people and go one after another each showcase. The Guide asks to withdraw all of the showcases at step 3. All room consists of 2 rooms, you cannot photograph. The story of the guide is accompanied by a real speech about the greatness of our jewelry autocrat compared to autocrats in other countries.
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  • Very large-scale exhibition, really liked it. recommend to visit, especially to visitors of capital, the impressions will be super. ...
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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