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Ostankino TV Tower

A linchpin in Russia’s media services and a spectacular sight with even more spectacular views, this tower is worth a visit.

Ostankino TV Tower looks out over Russia’s capital city from its staggering height, while delivering broadcasts from numerous television stations to Russian homes. Take the trip to its observation platform for live entertainment in the form of great views.

A key feature in the Moscow skyline since 1967, the TV tower is one of the highest freestanding buildings in the world. It is the product of architect Nicolai Nikitine, but Soviet premier Nikita Khruschev drastically altered it in the planning stage. This led to its architect putting his hat underneath a foundation stone, a symbolic bow to the master. Stand at its base to appreciate the sheer scale of the project that had a final price tag of $65 million.

Gaze upward at the very tall structure, which reaches a height of 1,770 feet (540 meters). Despite weighing more than 55,000 tons (50,000 tonnes), it is surprisingly delicate in design, rising into a fine needle shape above Moscow. Its size is matched only by its broadcasting ability, serving 20 TV channels and a similar number of outlets using radio technology.

Climb to the observation deck for excellent views of the city. Don’t worry about the stairs; an elevator will deliver you to the top in under a minute. You may be able to see up to 12 miles (20 kilometers) from the tower at the observatory, which is 1,105 feet (337 meters) above Moscow. Peer through the patch of glass floor to the ground far below.

Book ahead if you want to visit the Ostankino TV Tower. Be sure to have your passport with you. Tours run every hour. There is an entry fee for this attraction, which is open Tuesday to Sunday. The nearest metro station is the VDNKh stop.


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Master Hotel Ostankino

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    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in North-Eastern Administrative Okrug, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ostankino TV Tower and Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy. Moskvarium and Monument to the Conquerors of Space are also within 1 mile (2 km). Ulitsa Akademika Korolyova Station is 10 minutes by foot and Teletsentr Station is 15 minutes.

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    Hotel Zvezdnaya

    Hotel Zvezdnaya

    2. bldg.1, Argunovskaya Street, Moscow
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in North-Eastern Administrative Okrug, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Ostankino TV Tower, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Bolshoi Theatre and State Historical Museum. Lenin's Mausoleum and Red Square are also within 6 mi (10 km). Ulitsa Akademika Korolyova Station is 15 minutes by foot and Alekseevskaya Station is 18 minutes.

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      1-ya Ostankinskaya ulitsa, 21, Moscow, Russia
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in North-Eastern Administrative Okrug, this historic apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Moskvarium and Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy. Ostankino TV Tower and Monument to the Conquerors of Space are also within 1 mile (2 km). Ulitsa Akademika Korolyova Station is 8 minutes by foot and Teletsentr Station is 12 minutes.

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        Flats of Moscow Apartment Kustanayskaya

        Flats of Moscow Apartment Kustanayskaya

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          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in North-Eastern Administrative Okrug, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Moskvarium and Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy. Monument to the Conquerors of Space and Ostankino TV Tower are also within 1 mile (2 km). Ulitsa Akademika Korolyova Station is only a 5-minute walk and Teletsentr Station is 13 minutes.

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          BestFlat24 VDNH

          BestFlat24 VDNH

          Tsandera st. 7, Moscow
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in North-Eastern Administrative Okrug, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Monument to the Conquerors of Space and Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy. Museum of Cosmonautics and Ostankino TV Tower are also within 1 mile (2 km). Ulitsa Akademika Korolyova Station is 8 minutes by foot and VDNKh Station is 14 minutes.

            Grad Hotel - Hostel £26
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            Grad Hotel - Hostel

            2nd Novoostankinskaya St. 6, Moscow
               
              2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in North-Eastern Administrative Okrug, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ostankino TV Tower and Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy. Bolshoi Theatre and Moscow Kremlin are also within 6 mi (10 km). Ulitsa Akademika Korolyova Station is 15 minutes by foot and VDNKh Station is 19 minutes.

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              Apartment - Artsymovicha 5k1

              Apartment - Artsymovicha 5k1

              Ulitsa Akademika Artsymovicha 5k1, Moscow, Ostankinsky
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in North-Eastern Administrative Okrug, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Monument to the Conquerors of Space and Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy. Museum of Cosmonautics and Ostankino TV Tower are also within 1 mile (2 km). Ulitsa Akademika Korolyova Station is only a 2-minute walk and Vystavochny Tsentr Station is 10 minutes.

                Marfino Hotel £21
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                Marfino Hotel

                Kashenkin Lug 8, bldg 1, Moscow
                   
                  2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in North-Eastern Administrative Okrug, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Moscow Botanical Garden of Academy of Sciences and Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy. Ostankino TV Tower and Moskvarium are also within 2 miles (3 km). Teletsentr Station is 14 minutes by foot and Moscow Ostankino Station is 15 minutes.