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Ostankino TV Tower, Moscow

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Observation Deck Architectural Building
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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  • Very good view on Moscow. Definitely worth a visit and was not that crowded during week as the Sky Tree in Tokyo. Don't forget to take your passport with you otherwise you're not able to buy tickets and pass security checks which are really tough.
  • It's a nice place to be if you are in Moscow as tourist, as you may know it's one of the most famous place to visit in Moscow and it provides the view of entire city from the top which you should go to enjoy it.
  • Amazing views! The whole Moscow on the palm of your hand :) Recommend to visit!
  • Nice view by night from the Ostankino tower. The entrance is quite hard to find at night as it is just a minor gap in the fence with a little guard house. After extensive security checks you can enjoy the quite spectacular view. It is quite a walk to/from the Metro station. Passport is needed to enter.
  • magnificent view.. specially glass floor nd revolving restaurant r total fun

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