Viewpoint

Moscow Kremlin. The view from Moskvoretsky bridge.

One more picture to the old post Moskvoretsky bridge

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The view from Vorobyovy Gory (Sparrow Hills)

The view from Vorobyovy Gory (Sparrow Hills)

The same place in 1820 (A.Kadol, lithograph)
A.Kadol View of Moscow 1820

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Observation platforms in Moscow

by Olga on June 9, 2015

I was asked by Judith:

      Olga, I have searched online about the observation platform and Vorobyovy Gory and      I  am quite confused . Are these two the same one, the one near MSU? And may I know will there be any entry fee? Which one of two will you recommend if they are different?
Thanks a lot.
P.S. Your information provided are really really useful, especially the one about Kremlin^.^

Hi, Judith.
Yes, the observation platform near MSU and that one on Vorobyovy Gory are the same place.
http://askmoscow.com/2010/12/viewpoint-1/ Here I gave an instruction how to get there:
http://askmoscow.com/2013/02/from-the-metro-to-the-observation-platform/ There is no any entry fee! Recently there was opened a new Moscow viewing desk at the top of Central Children’s store “Detsky mir” on Lubyanka square: http://opposto.livejournal.com/357751.html No entry fee as well! Thanks for your P.S. 🙂

 

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From the Metro to the observation platform

by Olga on February 13, 2013

I’ve got a question:

Olga, can you tell me how to walk from the Metro station to the observation platform?

It’s my pleasure to answer:

1. I recommend to leave subway station “Universitet” by escalator, which is close to the last carriage if you come from the city center.
2. Outside look around. You will find at some distance a spire of the main MSU building. It will help you to orient yourself.
3. Cross the road and go to the left along Lomonosovsky prospect as if to the main building (you can see the spire).
4. Turn right at the first crossing. Very soon the main building will be on your left, go forward, pass the building and  turn left.
5. Now you are at the opposite side of the main MSU building. Turn right and keep going in this direction up to the observation platform. If you pass the fountain (does not work in winter :)), you are on the right way.

MSU observation platform

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View from the Kremlin

by Olga on June 29, 2011

We can see the Kremlin wall, the Moscow river, the Big Stone bridge, named after the first stone bridge in Moscow, and the Kremlin Water pump tower on the right.

Moving to the left are  Christ the Savior Cathedral, the Church of Elijah the Prophet (1706), Moscow state university, 5-domed church of the Conception Convent, and so-called House on the embankment is seen on the left .
The view from the Kremlin

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Ostankino TV tower

by Olga on June 9, 2011

540 meters (1,772 feet) tall Ostankino TV tower was completed in 1967. In those days it was the tallest free-standing structure in the world. You can estimate the view and perspective from the height of 337 meters on its observation deck and get great shots from up there.
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I invite you to get a panoramic view of Moscow from the observation platform located just in front of the Moscow university building. The view from Vorobyovy Gory (Sparrow Hills) is especially lovely at night.

Places I would like you to visit

“Whoever wants to understand Russia should come here and look down at Moscow…” A.Chekhov

In a day time good weather will provide you with the pictures of the Kremlin and Christ the Saviour cathedral, situated 12 km away. In fact it was Sparrow Hills where originally Christ the Saviour cathedral was planned to be build by the Emperor Alexander I.

Look at the university and try to find its 6 sisters – similar buildings of Stalin’s time. Some of them always try to vanish in the distance.

What else to search? The Sports complex is impossible to overlook. To the left will be the Novodevichy convent, to the right – headquarters of the Russian Academy of Sciences known as “Golden Brain” for its architectural appearance, a ski jump, double-decker metro bridge across the Moscow river, the river itself and a nice park for a work. It will take you not more than 15 minutes to get to the nearest metro station with the same name – Vorobyovy Gory (red line).

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