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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  • Managed to visit this year's Lookout Ostankino Tower, interestingly, is impressive. On weekdays in the morning is cheaper. Documents are required. There are limitations, so please check with the rules of visiting the site. I wish you pleasant impressions!
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  • Decided to go with the children on a weekday at the exhibition, but not arrived ... Decided to climb the tower. On the site there were no tickets on sale, but we decided to walk to CASS and correctly! After passing the examination as at the airport, came to Kassam and bought tickets to wake up to the observation deck, without a technical floor (on the ropes and device my watch didn't want to). Important-to purchase tickets to have Passport and birth certificates of children (or children must be entered in the Passport). Excursions take not-intuitively felt that not worth it. In the end, all the information and so read, studied, watched and heard of excursions conducted by for a group of children. Before the Tower went through passport control, then passed to the lift and maximum nabivshis, it flew upward. On the site there are several glass tile floor. Overlap between glasses thick and after the Shanghai Tower, where the floor glass around the path, not at all scary. In Shanghai even set foot was scary-range of glass, not all resolved, kept people there on the glass. The Ostankino Tower is not so interesting. But the weather was great, Moscow-a bright, green-very nice. But the glass of course unclear, spoil the quality of the review. But the main thing-here is no need to go anywhere in a hurry, hurry. Just relax and consider the entire Moscow from different sides. You can go down to the floor below-there's a café with delicious, albeit expensive cakes. But the part where the tables of the Café revolves around the Tower! Some strjomnyj coffee, and tea bags-we have chosen banochnuju soda. Sat wonderfully, chatted, Moscow admired from all sides. Even below the Cafe-restaurant "7 Sky"-it's better to book tables in advance. In the end, we had a great tower about 2 hours long enough and watching. But still, the Shanghai Tower transparent floor much cooler!
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  • Before you switch to the ticket a little patience is required for the security checks (passport not forgotten). Best you informed in advance on the homepage what bags/items are allowed to move as quickly as possible through the control. In addition, you should reserve the tickets in advance or pay which saves additional time. The staff and also the security was very friendly. Once at the top the views of Moscow is awesome. One of the best excursions by Moscow :)
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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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