Lenin's Mausoleum, Moscow

3.7
Historic Site · Architectural Building
An important piece of Russian history, Vladimir Lenin's embalmed body lies on display at Lenin's Mausoleum. This tomb has publically exhibited the communist leader's body since shortly after his death in 1924. Architect Aleksey Shchusev built the original wooden mausoleum on Red Square near the Kremlin wall for the "Father of the Revolution." Lenin's body was kept in a number of different sarcophaguses over the years, and the site has undergone numerous renovations. Though the body is not as well preserved as it once was, but the museum remains an important site in Moscow from the Soviet Era. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Lenin's Mausoleum and many more Moscow attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Moscow trip itinerary maker.
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  • In 2019, I was lucky enough to be in this place, a big minus can be called a long wait in the queue. Inside the room is the body of Vladimir Lenin, and outside-the graves of many other leaders of the....  more »
  • My husband and I read a lot of reviews before coming here and we were ready for a long wait but luckily we visited in February and when we arrived at 10:30 AM, we were positively surprised about how.....  more »
  • We actually had young children so decided to visit separately (That's how small the queue was) whilst the other half waited. It's free to enter you just have a back check upon entry. No pictures are....  more »
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  • There's no way to stop and feel the historic atmosphere of the place. They will make you walk past Lenin very fast, and if you stop, the guardians will shout at you. The advantage of this is that the huge line in front of the entrance is moving pretty fast
  • Lenin reminds us of Russian revolution 1917 a truly adorable man. The Mausoleum opens at 10:00 am. You are advised to reach 2 hours before it actually opens, as there are chances that you may encounter long queues. It is closed on Mondays. There are security checks before you enter inside. You will spot graves of famous Russian personalities including Stalin before you enter the mausoleum. The entry to Mausoleum is free and you need to maintain silence. There are security guards and Russian army officials inside. The photography is strictly prohibited. When you step inside, you need to keep walking. It is advised that you do not stay longer inside because of huge rush behind. Do not stare the preserved body, bow your head to pay respect, and move on.
  • When I visited Moscow previous year, I could not visit, because I did not know there are some limited date and time to visit here. So this time, I made it as a first priority. It was quite solemn and grand. You should be quiet inside of the tomb. You cannot stay and look around inside, just keep walking following people. It was very short, but very impressive visit. On the way to the main entrance, you can find some statues of Russian leaders...
  • The organization of the line is a huge DISASTER (there's no organization at all)! DON'T GO past 11.00 or you can end up waiting 1 hour and 45 minutes just to see how they close the fence in front of hundreds of people and your waiting time will be for nothing. It's so easy to have 1-2 people there to cut the line earlier, but instead, they shout to the crowd like 20 minutes before closing and the ones in the back rush to the entrance, so everything turns into a huge battlefield. Worst experience in 10 days in Russia
  • Вам надо ждать очень долго, чтобы смотреть мавсолей Ленина. Но понятно, потому что этот самый великий человек изменил наш мир как мы знаем сейчас. While the wait is long it is absolutely worth it for a history lover (me not entirely familiar with it). But my friend who came along was moved a lot. It was very cold and standing in the queue for more than 40 minutes didn't help the situation. But the experience itself was strangely peaceful to me. I didn't expect a man to look so perfect after so many years of his death. The security is strict of course. The whole visit lasted only 5 minutes but it is something worth remembering forever. Also if closes after a particular time. The queue isn't stopped but simply cut off. Around 1pm I think.

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