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Ostankino TV Tower, Moscow
(4.2/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Brought the child to the Ostankino tv tower. It turned out that getting there is not so simple. It all began with public transport. From monorail subway pretty far walk from television Centre to the tower. Easier to ride on the tram from the VDNKH. Passing throwaway balk at ticket offices (located in the edge of the building). It turned out that tickets are sold across sessions. To purchase tickets need passports. Things are better left at a camera store. By purchasing a ticket, the napravljaesh'sja tower under a small canopy. Before entering the screening area as you get to the airport. When you do this, keep the ticket until the very end, because to get out of the Tower, just as hard as the log and will not work without a ticket turnstile. In the Tower on the first floor of a small exhibition. Guide will take the introductory tour acquaints with the safety precautions. Then in small groups on the elevator to climb to the top with a pretty decent speed. A lot of people, in the elevator at the top above the door is a screen on which to broadcast mine lift during movement. On the wall opposite the door shows the tower with simulated trajectory of lift. At the top is conducted another tour. Further free time. Wonderful panorama of Moscow. Make sure to step on a glass floor. Unlike foreign towers, you don't pierce the draughts. The child was left weirdly pleased. We enjoyed the visit.
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  • This is a 540 m TV tower was completed in 1967. Once called the Moscow Tower and boasted the world's highest. Now that the sky (634 m), so unusual is not that. Now take the name from location, has been changed to the Ostankino television tower. Go near it. Go in and quite busy. I think you should take plenty of time. On subway line 6, vey dayenuher off, trunks 13-in 3 minutes. 10-minute walk.
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  • Arrived in the morning at the Office, it turns out that you need to wait half an hour, when will sell tickets. Then, we announced that tickets will sell only at 3:00 pm. And after 5 minutes was told that can sell tickets in half an hour. But then again all have announced that tickets are not. It is very uncomfortable, because in the evening, we had already bought tickets for the concert, and calculate how much time it will take, if we still wait for tickets was impossible. The Tower we don't hit.
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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