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Lenin's Mausoleum

Red Square, Moscow 613310, Russia
+7 925 298-18-66
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The embalmed body - or possibly a wax likeness - of this notorious 20th-century Russian leader is viewable inside this large stone mausoleum, where a certain decorum for visitors is strictly enforced.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“embalmed body” (21 reviews)
“queue starts” (9 reviews)
“dark room” (8 reviews)
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Red Square, Moscow 613310, Russia
Red Square & Kitay-gorod
+7 925 298-18-66
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must see when in Moscow. Waited for about an hour and a half in line. The visit to the mausoleum itself lasts for about a minute. Before you enter the mausoleum you can see the Kremlin wall necropolis.

Thank Michael N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I suppose this is one of those must do things when you are in Moscow but be prepared for a long wait to get in. Once inside the steady procession of visitors are urged along by the security staff so no time to really hang...More

Thank sasalan999
Reviewed 1 week ago

A bunch of tour groups showed up right when it opened. We were lucky enough to get in after just one, but if we had gotten there even 3 minutes later we would have been stuck in line another 30-40 minutes. The queue didn't move...More

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth the visit. He looks very plasticy now but his tiny figure is still impressive. I enjoy the guards demanding respect, no whispering, loitering or hands in pockets!

Thank David T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Wednesday morning and we were soon through the Security Check at the entrance to the Red Square. We felt a bit intimidated by the length of the queue to the Mausoleum, at 10 am it was about 50 metres long, but...More

Thank Paul189852
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lenin's Mausoleum (and the adjacent Kremlin Wall Necropolis) is no doubt an interesting free attraction worth waiting in line for. However, one should come early as open hours are limited to three hours per day 4 days a week, and lines tend to get longer...More

1  Thank irinabu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The queue is quite long for the outcome (about an hour vs 8 minutes going round). Bit then it is free. But this is something that really must be done to get a full picture of the god like treatment of some of the USSRs...More

Thank THE-MAN1998
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I saw "Lenin" in Moscow in 1966 along with a small group of international of students from the Sorbonne. At that time, this viewing was taken so seriously by the Soviets, that armed guards dotted the path of the people waiting in line for admission....More

1  Thank Aged_student_1966
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Preserved body of Lenin guarded by very serious soldiers who frown if you dare smile and make you move at their pace.Not fun, but interesting to see.

2  Thank rzamenhof
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A different experience visiting this sight. After reading reviews decided to arrive earlier then the opening time of 10am. Arrived at 9.30am on a Wednesday and the queue was already very big. However, once 10am the queue moves very quickly and we were inside Lenins...More

1  Thank Kirstymarieg1617
Red Square & Kitay-gorod
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state institutions and offices. To understand where
modern Russia began, go to the Kremlin and State
Historical Museum on Red Square. After satisfying your
historical curiosities, indulge in modern pleasures at
GUM Department Store - not just for the sake of
shopping but for the sake of architectural pleasure as
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21 August 2017|
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Response from AmerAmiri | Reviewed this property |
Security check is not serious. They didn't take anything from us to put in cloakroom.
18 May 2017|
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Response from ARASB D | Reviewed this property |
no need
Leigh H
30 April 2017|
Response from ValiMV | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately no. You have to call to check.