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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  • August 19, 2017
    A romantic place with breathtaking views in the heart of Moscow for walks and romantic meetings. There is a parking lot.
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  • August 19, 2017
    It's right next to the University of Moscow and people come especially for the view and this is the perfect place for taking pictures. We were unlucky to have rain but we will try to return for some p...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    When complete the building will be even steeper, but now there's so, can I just love this place. Recently ran a child 8 years to boy realized that in Moscow there is a forest, mountains and river at once in one place in the heart of the metropolis. Telling the ungrateful thing, I need to go, walk, watch, enjoy
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  • Must visit if you value great urban scenery photos. Can see the downtown area of Moscow from above across the river. Nice little Riverside Park too, for jogging or romantic stroll
  • Great spot to see all of Moscow and take some nice photos. The building is well worth a look .
  • In rain ☔ time everything is so mystical!
  • Beautiful hill covered worth forest next to Moscow river. It had a great lookout point of Moscow city
  • Super nice view of the city and near the Moscow state University, which you can visit on the same day. Also the forest Park which is near and you'll pass if you arrive by the nearest metro station, Sparrow hills.

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