The highest observation point in Moscow is on one of the top floors of the Ostankino Tower. Did you know that it is the tallest building in Europe and the 10th tallest in the world?
The construction of it began in 1960 and finished in 1967. Unfortunately, in August 2000, there was a fire at a height of 460 meters. The tower resisted, but three people died. The tower was opened again in February 2008 after the reconstruction work.
This 540-meter-tall tower has two observation areas in the Ostankino tower which are accessible for tourists: an open-air deck at the height of 340 meters (available only in the warm season from May till October) and an indoor area with glass windows at the height of 337 meters. The immense height gives visitors a chance to see all the beauties of Moscow and its suburbs from the bird`s-eye view. It is for sure the most breathtaking experience.
What is more, one part of the observation area has the floor which is made from transparent glass. It will challenge you to test your courage. Are you courageous enough to check it? Visitors can also try to have a ride on the tower's high-speed lifts and study a small display dedicated to the history of the building's construction.
This viewing point a must-have in your bucket list. How to get:
VDNKH metro station Address:
15, Akademika Koroleva street (Google maps link
1,000 rubles (600 rubles if you visit between 10 and 11 in the morning). Children pay half.