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Ostankino TV Tower, Moscow

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Once the tallest freestanding structure in the world, Ostankino TV Tower offers impressive views over Moscow. Upon completion in 1967, the 540 m (1,772 ft) television and radio tower surpassed the Empire State Building's record. In 1976, with the construction of the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada, the tower lost the title, but it remains the tallest freestanding structure in Europe. Ride the elevator to the observation platform, where you will have an unimpeded view of the Russian capital below. Take advantage of the free binoculars here and see Moscow up close. Brave the glass floor with a view straight to the ground, if you can stomach it. You must bring your passport to purchase tickets to enter. Plan your visit to Ostankino TV Tower and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Moscow trip itinerary maker.
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  • Saw the Groupon website promotional coupons and thought-Moscow 15 years and have never visited the Tower-disorder, it must be corrected. First from useful for those planning to go there: important! To visit, you must have a passport! Tickets issued inscribed on each pass only by Passport! Be sure when planning the visit see weather forecast, even seemingly slight haze actually can greatly spoil the review, because at greater distances, she has a strong impact, and just "highly sit far away gaze". Please check before visiting the sites of discounts (Groupon, Biglion, Kupikupon and others), they come in shares where the Tower ticket give you 600 rubles instead of 1000 in the box office. Then with a passport and a coupon at the checkout, you must get a ticket. Do not take a lot of things, and that is, take the camera store in the Tower (free), take with them only money and documents (well, there's a camera, for example). Screening at the entrance about the same as and at the airport. The water in the bottle too it was impossible to carry. The date of our visit was free visits without a schedule, I felt very comfortable, no need to wait until the group collected freely at the top left to themselves. I can't tell you how many it last May and rules back to return. One floor below the observation platform there is a bistro, two floors below the restaurant "seventh heaven". Their feature-they are slowly revolve around all axes, and sitting by the window, for simple meals can be a leisurely 40 minutes view on the whole Moscow. A bistro is available for free and in restaurant tables it is necessary to book in advance strongly. When we came there, an administrator at the entrance to advise next time call for one and a half-two weeks to book a table. Of course, we have not got to the restaurant and the bistro prices quite reasonable: tea/coffee 120 rubles, Bavarian sausage Burger with about 300, salads on 150. Impressions: in General, of course, a good overview, but that from such a height not always understand what and where it is located. I never understood where the Kremlin, for example.)))) Over the Windows there are photos that help orient a bit and find some objects to "orienteering".))) There is a bit of a glass floor, presented at photo. I at first was scary back step, then dare.))) On the whole, my opinion that price in 1000 rubles overstated for this object, taking into account the level of service provided. Types of lookout is not so impressive, such as with some European review sites that I visited, and oddly, if the price is higher. However, if finances allow (I think any person who lives in the capital, unable to find one or two thousands rubles), and really nothing to do at the weekend you can brighten up the 2-3 hours of your time a visit to Ostankino Tower and a light meal in the bistro. A good visit. I hope my tips helped you decide.)))
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  • After repair the Tower opened not so long ago. Security when boarding an airplane. And rightly so. A few tips: Buy Tickets in advance. Come to the need for an hour. If people to visit much of this hour is just enough to undergo formalities and special control. No storage. So fluid and sharps should be left at home or in the car. If people are not much, then Visit the tower to begin before overtime. And the upstairs and downstairs are selling souvenirs. There is a café and a restaurant upstairs. But restaurants need to reserve in advance. At the site of the stand which binoculars, almost nothing is visible. Better take your. I would like to say about the staff. Among them there are very neljubeznye people. I don't know why. And the overall impression is positive. Just try podgadat' weather. In the sky nothing is visible. The booking of tickets the better are made advance. You need come in one hour before your time to go through some formalities. You mustn't have any knives and water. Check the weather forecast before go to there. If there will be clouds in the sky, you see nothing. There is restaurant upstairs. But the table is required in reserve advance. Moscow is beautiful! I wish you have a nice time on tower!
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  • Visited on coupons. Turned out to be not much more profitable than buy a ticket at the box office. On coupons 600 rub and adult and children's, and 1000 and 500 in the cashier. I had to stand in two queues: the cashier and the Tower, documents checked three times. Very interesting ride on Express elevator. It was nice weather and all well seen on the observation deck. Have glass inserts in the floor, you can stand over the abyss. Even though I live in Moscow since birth, this tower was for the first time and advise and Muscovites and guests of the capital once visiting this object also can then descend in a café or restaurant "7 Sky".
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  • The view from the top of the tower is wonderful. Security checks were very very accurate, but in these days i do understand why ;-) the entrance is permitted only at fixed hours and in big group. the tour takes almost an hour. there is a guide (a young man) that explains you what you are seeing and how it was built and so on, but unfortunatly the explanation is (as usual) only in russian :-(
  • Perfect for photos. Highest restaurant building in Europe... Restaurant slowly turns around the tower, one revolution each 45 minutes.
  • Top of the Moscow. You can walk in the air around 340m from ground. Good city view...
  • Magnificent view. Go to the "Seventh Sky" restaurant - it rotates
  • Excellent place but very Security Paranoid