Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory), Moscow

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For panoramic views over Moscow, head to Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory), the highest point in the city. Located on the right bank of the Moscow River, this hill rises to about 220 m (720 ft) above river level and features a large observation platform. Named after a nearby village, the tree-covered hill has provided inspiration for generations of Russian poets, painters, and architects. Today, the lookout draws both foreign visitors and local picnickers, who come here to take photographs with the entire city as their backdrop. Visit on a clear day and try to spot the domes of some of the city's famous churches, or climb the hill at night to see Moscow lit up by streetlights. Plan your Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory) visit and explore what else you can see and do in Moscow using our Moscow online itinerary planner .
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  • Sparrow Mountains is one such place, famous in books, songs, movies. At the time of the visit there were a lot of bikers, which gives even more entourage. Beautiful view of the city in good weather, on the opposite side of the view of MSU. It's a pleasure to walk. There are a lot of people, but not enough to interfere. Of the apparent disadvantages - around the construction.
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  • I drove to the metro station of the same name and then climbed the mountain. I was going to sit upstairs in a café and enjoy the view, but the only establishment of this kind was a snack at the gondola station with no view. It is pleasant to hike through the forest back to the moskva bank.
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  • There was not much time to see, but still remained under the impression: from the beauty of the landscape and the peaceful calm away from the human trails
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  • I'd love to write about the quality of the food, sadly nobody bothered to take our order after waiting for literally half an hour. We were not even offered drinks. I must say that this was the worst service I experienced in Moscow. In other places people were not the most kind, but at least they would not ignore you and bring you food. There was a positive side though, we didn't have to pay anything.
  • Must visit... You can take a Cable-Car ride to reach the hills from where you can see a skyline of the Moscow city and the Olympic Stadium on one side and the prestigious Moscow State University on the other side! Truly q photography spot!
  • Very nice view point over Moscow. You can look at the huge Moscow State University building from the front and on the other side you have a beautiful view over a big part of the city of Moscow.
  • We took the opportunity to walk to the top rather than use a bus or taxi. It was spectacular. The path easy to walk, lots of shaded benches to sit and enjoy the lush forest and birdsong.
  • Amazing view is on Moscow. And on Moscow University. We saw a lot of bikers here. Nice place, very popular. Smotrovaya square
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