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Ostankino Tower, Russia

From series “The Highest Buildings in the World”
Year: 1967. Height: 540 meters.

Ostankino Tower in Moscow is one of the ten tallest buildings of the planet; it goes upward to 540 meters. Opening of the tower took place in 1967; outstanding Soviet designer Nikolay Nikitin has been working on its project. He has thought the project tower in just one night; the lily flower has inspired him to that grand project. Later, the plan of the tower was slightly adjusted taking into account advice of renowned architect, Fritz Leonhardt. It was decided to design ten legs at the bottom instead of four legs resembling lily petals.

Ostankino Tower, Russia Interesting excursions are held in the TV tower for curious tourists. Everyone is welcome to visit the tower and learn a lot of interesting facts about its history, as well as to take a trip by one of the fastest panoramic elevators in the world. There is a lookout at an altitude of 337 meters, where visitors can find binoculars and telescopes.

There would be a pleasant surprise for gourmets, as there is the popular restaurant, Seventh Heaven, above the observation deck. In August 2000, Ostankino Tower was seriously damaged by fire and it would take many years to accomplish a full recovery. Nevertheless, there are still tours conducted for tourists in sunny weather; for safety reasons tower is closed to visitors during thunderstorms and strong winds. Next - Willis Tower


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Best hotels near Ostankino Tower

Zvezdnaya Hotel

Located in 0 km from Ostankino Tower
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Rooms: 220
Zvezdnaya Hotel's spacious rooms and suites also feature a private bathroom with toiletries. A breakfast buffet is provided, and a selection can be … More: photo, rates and booking
Rustaveli Apartments

Located in 1 km from Ostankino Tower
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Rooms: 1
The large apartments feature a bedroom and separate living room. The bathroom is equipped with a bath. Several dinning options and supermarkets are a … More: photo, rates and booking
Hostel na Yaroslavskoy

Located in 2 km from Ostankino Tower
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Rooms: 100
The bright dormitory rooms are decorated in warm colours and offer a TV, a refrigerator and a desk. The shared bathrooms are in the hallway. Guests … More: photo, rates and booking
Unicorn Timiryazevskaya

Located in 3 km from Ostankino Tower
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Rooms: 1
Unicorn Timiryazevskaya Apartment is decorated in warm colours and includes a flat-screen TV. The bathroom has a washing machine. Guests are welcome … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Ostankino Tower
0 km - Ostankino Tower
You can admire panoramic views of Moscow from the observation platform of the Ostankino TV tower, which is located at an altitude of 340 meters. The tower was completed in 1967. By the end of construction works, it was the tallest building in the world. Currently, two …
Bulgakov House-Museum
5 km - Bulgakov House-Museum
In Moscow, in House № 10 on Bolshaya Sadovaya street, there is a 'monstrous apartment' - the apartment, where the well-known writer MABulgakov lived since 1921. Apartment № 50 is considered a 'monstrous', because it served as a prototype of the apartment mentioned …
Mr Lee in Moscow
6 km - Mr Lee in Moscow
Fast-food cafes of Mr. Lee restaurant chain are widespread in China. The main part of the menu are branded soups. The form of serving soups is very original. A visitor is brought a bowl with beef broth or noodles on a tray - the so-called soup base. The rest of the …
St Basil Cathedral
7 km - St Basil Cathedral
A wonderful St. Basil Cathedral has placed at the Red Square in Moscow. It is one of the main religious and architectural landmarks of Russia. This splendid cathedral has been built for 6 years and the first believers visit it in the 1561 year. This cathedral …
Hovrinskaya Hospital
8 km - Hovrinskaya Hospital
In Moscow, fans of walking through abandoned places can visit Hovrinskaya hospital, which some locals call the Residence of Evil. Construction of the hospital, which was planned to serve about 1 300 people, has begun in 1980. Five years later, construction work …
Monument to Peter I
9 km - Monument to Peter I
In 1997, Russia hosted a large military celebration of the 300th anniversary of the Russian Navy base. This important event coincided with an opening of the new monument in Moscow. It was the magnificent statue of Peter the Great, which is regarded as one of the …

Top destination around Ostankino Tower - Moscow

One of the capital's most recognizable religious sights is the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. It was built at the beginning of the 19th century soon after the end of the Patriotic War of 1812. The construction of the temple lasted more than forty years. In the post-revolutionary period, the cathedral was completely destroyed, and it was decided to erect the Palace of Soviets on its site. The city authorities began the reconstruction of the religious monument in 1994, and in three years the cathedral was finally open to the public.
Moscow and its environs accommodate several interesting historic monasteries, the oldest of which is Novodevichy Convent built in 1524 by order of Vasili III of Russia. Outwardly, the monastery looks like an impregnable medieval fortress. This historic convent is shrouded in many mysterious legends. Today, tourists visit it to see beautiful old frescoes as well as to hear incredible stories about members of royal families who spent the last years of their life here.

Another striking landmark of modern times is Kremlin in Izmailovo. It is an incredibly beautiful wooden building in the style of 17th-century architecture. The complex was built according to old drawings and pictures. Kremlin in Izmailovo accommodates several interesting museums, souvenir shops, a traditional food restaurant and other entertainment facilities for international tourists.
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