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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. Using our custom trip planner, Moscow attractions like Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Just peachy. The only but is being renovated the Park's tracks. Very difficult descent to water. Luxury. Bikers. Can be approached to see motorcycles.
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  • Sparrow Hills is the ideal place to discover the history of Moscow. Standing here, you can see how it grew in breadth farther and farther from the Kremlin Hill. From Sparrow hills seen dozens of historic buildings-palaces, museums, monasteries and churches-unique face of Moscow. And while its not izuvechila program erecting giant skyscrapers on the site of the demolished pjatietazhek, until the capital was the ugly copy of Shanghai or New York to hurry on Vorobyovy Gory-will not regret!
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  • Although jogging and running are apparently anathema in Moscow (we googled something to the effect of "only a foreign spy would run") this park winding along the river was great for a long walk. We wa...  more »
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  • Beautiful hill covered worth forest next to Moscow river. It had a great lookout point of Moscow city
  • A second sight have come in Moscow after Kremlin. Good view of city and next to one of seven sisters building - Monoloxop University
  • Great green area in the middle of the big city. Good for long walks, jogging and inline skating on the embankment and picnics.
  • Terrific view of the city. University, a great background for photographs. Not to miss the ski slide just around. BEAUTIFUL.
  • Best for wall across the rever from Vorobyevy hills to Museon park