This comprehensive travel guide will lead you through Moscow far beyond its postcard attractions

Seven Sisters

Lomonosov University tower on Sparrow Hills is the most impressive of the Seven Sisters or Stalin’s skyscrapers built in 1950s. Before 1990, it was the tallest building in Europe. For the best glimpse of the building, go to Vorobyovy Gory (Sparrow Hills) viewing deck near the same-name metro station Take the southern exit from the station and turn right to the ascending path, which will eventually take you to a boulevard. Turn right again and walk about half a kilometre to the deck. You may also reach the building from Universitet metro station by foot or by bus or trolleybus.

1 Leninskie Gory. Metro Vorobyovy Gory or Universitet (line 1, red.)

UniversityFor the best view of the University building, go to the Sparrow Hills viewing deck.

Another “sister” - which often appears in TV news from Moscow - is the Foreign Ministry tower. This building is best seen from the other side of Garden Ring or from the other bank of the Moskva River.

32/34 Smolenskaya-Sennaya Square. Metro Smolenskaya (line 3, navy blue or line 4, light blue.)

The “sister” on Kotelnicheskaya Embankment is a residential building with 700 apartments. It is best seen from the “bridge to nowhere” in Zaryadye Park.

1/15 Kotelnicheskaya Embankment. Metro Taganskaya (line 5, brown, line 7, purple) or Marksistsaya (line8, yellow)

Hilton Leningradskaya Hotel on Komsomolskaya Square, the smallest of the sisters, is notable for its rich interior design.

21/40 Kalanchevskaya Street. Metro Komsomolskaya (line 1, red or line 5, brown)



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