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. Put Ostankino TV Tower into our Moscow tour planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Moscow.
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  • I had long dreamed of visiting the observation deck, the Ostankino Tower. And so, on 8 March, I had not thought over gift-commissioned itself travel. Me all autumn liked the weather was super-Sun and clear blue sky! Café, floors below, generally aroused emotions. Rotating platform, really adds excitement. Get ready for a thorough inspection, more serious than than at the airport. Children under 7 years old are not allowed! Fotkatsja can free, free binoculars! Very highly recommend at least once to visit wine
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  • My view on towers remains the same. Architecturally, they offer nothing substantial. They are erected because they just want to... In an era where TV towers had to be high enough to transmit signals, ...  more »
  • Honestly a bit strained 2 BCPs, so handlers at the airport. And here to be. Were at sunset-dust on the Windows spoils the impression she just well illuminated at this time, so it's probably better to go during the day. Beautiful view, you can see almost all of Moscow. There are several free binoculars. Glass pieces sex too a kind of attraction)
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  • Be prepared to cross at least two layers of security, it would take a lot of time. But don't be afraid about carrying something like knives or vodka here: there are some free lockers outside of first security border, so you are able to keep your prohibited belongings there
  • On of the highest places in Moscow, be sure to visit in nice weather, otherwise the view is obstructed. If you are coming from the monorail, expect that you will have to walk all the way around on almost the opposite side of the park to get to the entrance. Also, expect ridiculously high security measures - two checkpoints with metal x-ray machines and full body scanners, checking of the id documents while buying the tickets and deposition of all hand held luggage. I visited quite a lot of high TV towers and never encountered something so strict. When we asked why, they couldn't explain... Nice cafe on the panorama level but expect high prices
  • This is away from the city centre so it took a lot of thought to decide whether to go or not. I'm glad I went. It's got also a glass platform. Different experience.
  • A must see in Moscow! The glass floor gives some adrenaline...the turning restaurant offers good food.
  • Amazing and unique construction - mesmerizing views from the very top on Moscow. In order to get there - gotta buy the ticket in advance; an official ID is also required.
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