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.
Lenin's Mausoleum reviews
Was the highlight of my trip in Moscow! Fascinating! Didn't realize that most previous Soviet leaders are buried in back of the tomb....along with all sorts of famous Russians from history. Do it... more »
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 »
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.
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