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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. 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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  • One of the most famous sights of Moscow. Television tower, with a height of more than 500 meters. You can climb up to the observation deck. Beautiful views of the city. Access to the best in fine sunny weather.
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  • Visited in February. The tower with its height is already on the way, still 540 metres ...! To go to the territory must first pass the examination (like at the entrance to the airport), then pass into the building where the cashier is located. On the tv screen (monitor) shows the picture online appearance of the city from the observation deck of the Tower, very convenient to look and decide whether it's worth the climb to see the city or visibility today is not good enough. On that day the weather was cloudy, with visibility of so-so, but we decided to go today because winter and wait for clear weather. If satisfied, buy tickets, price 1000r per person. You say time and you wait. Things (bags etc) hand over for safekeeping. There is a gift shop, you can purchase a couple of interesting memory. It is time to go to the radio tower. Another, a more thorough check. Go ahead, go in the Hall of the tower. Here are various exhibits related to the construction and design. 10 minutes later, the tour begins first in the hall talk about are ...
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  • Ostankino, Moscow pride! Very beautiful, multi-dimensional building) every corner has its history and sea positive emotions!
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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