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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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  • Wanted to visit this place. But as always happens, everything happened spontaneously-coupons for 60% and the cost of cost 600rur to 2. Just want to warn you-you should only go in solnecnuju weather, otherwise nothing. By the way of snow much glare so you should just shoot from the from the Sun (for amateurs). In principle, you can see something, but in fact modern buildings visible better-so that the ordinary buildings of glass and concrete. In principle do particularly there is a couple of pics and back down. I hardly even go, and why? -view Ahti, and without being accompanied by a guide out there boring.
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  • Visited the Tower recently. When planning a trip to Moscow, it was the first item to the places visits. Walking distance to school or from VDNKh Metro station, or from the Timiryazevskaya, plus is that on the way to the Tower from the two metro stations you can ride on the Moscow monorail, after all that, we also wanted to. Two stops on the monorail and then walk 15 minutes to the tower. Better to go to the observation deck in good weather is cloudless so you can appreciate the enormity of Moscow. In the area of CASS stands screen, there's real-time cameras transmit video from the site and you can see what kinds of available now at an altitude of, if you don't like, you can not buy tickets. Ticket to the tower is worth 1000 rubles. You climb on the express elevator and find yourself on a closed glass-enclosed platform at an altitude of 340 metres. We liked staring at Moscow with height and understand what she is awesome. Urban lookout Ostankino tower itself fully justified, would make an open observation deck and it would be even more interesting. Whether this kind of 1000 rubles? Perhaps not, but we have not mountainous countryside, so we can take a free city, and no particular selection-lookout Moscow city is even more expensive, BUT! plus that there's an open observation deck at about the same altitude about 350 metres (87). Please do not confuse an open viewing of Moscow-Sitt on floor 87 closed glassed observation Moscow city on 55 floor. In General, the choice is yours. Or ride on the monorail and closed, inscribed in the history of observation for 1000 roubles Ostankino, or open, the newly built observation Moscow city at 87 floor for 1500-1700 rubles.
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  • Ordered instructions through the Agency of "Sputnik". Questions to the Agency no. Everything was clear. And here's to the Tower there are many questions. Greed administration towers knows no bounds. Sell tickets, not considering the patency of the tower. A very strict system of passage, but the organization is ugly. If so searched at airports, planes would fly half-empty. And so promerznuv on the street 30 minutes you're angry and you get cold inside, and there's nothing. Tour book guides cannot be lacking. Have to settle for a high-speed lift and views of Moscow, if truth is light and high cloudiness. And if dark or cloudy, while generally wasted. Excursion stands on three three thousand rubles. Paid for that? He himself did not understand. The most useless excursion in my life.
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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