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Ostankino TV Tower, Moscow

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Observation Deck
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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  • It's the biggest building in Europe, was the highest in the world. It's great to go there. Be prepared for same security procedures that will pay off. The view from the platform at 340 meters is treme...  more »
  • Cool caffe bar which is going slowly in circle as you sit down :)) it has more than 350meters up, elevator is super fast and quiet and also has a camera inside that lets you see at which height you ar...  more »
  • Terrifying view from about 500m. Not much to do iniside the tower but the view makes it one of the best places to visit in Moscow.  more »
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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