Sparrow Hills in Moscow

Sparrow Hills in Moscow (Воробьёвы горы, Vorobyovy Gory) is one of the most popular place among residents of the city. This place is often visited by tourists. There is good view of the city from the observation deck. It often hosts various competitions and other events. Sparrow Hills is one of the "must see" places in Moscow for tourists.

Sparrow Hills, Promenade

View of the Moscow River, embankment, cable car and metro bridge.

Sparrow Hills is located on the right, high bank of the Moskva River area. The hilly, wooded terrain rises above the river at a height of 80 meters. The length along the Moscow River is about 3.7 kilometers. Sparrow Hills is located approximately 6.5 kilometers southwest of the Kremlin and Red Square. On the other side of the river is the Luzhniki Stadium.

The village originally belonged to the Vorobiev boyars was located since the beginning of the XIV century at this area. The village also was named Vorobyevo after their families. This explains the name of the place.

For centuries, the Sparrow Hills were a place where explorers and conquerors for the first time looked at the Moscow. In our time, the Sparrow Hills are visited by the majority of tourists. From 1935 to 1999, the area was called "Lenin Hills".

View of Moscow

from the observation deck on the Sparrow Hills.

The most famous building on the Sparrow Hills is the main building of Moscow State University. There is also a ski jump and lit ski slope.
There is a promenade below, on the banks of the river. It is a good place for walking. You can ride a bicycle, rollerblading, jogging or simply walk here. There is a pier on the promenade, to which pleasure motor ships moor.
View of the city opens from the observation deck. You can see the skyscrapers of Moscow City, the Luzhniki Stadium. The observation deck is located directly opposite the university building. A pedestrian path leads from the observation deck to the embankment. There is a tourist bus stop next to the observation deck.
Two banks of the river are connected by cable car. (Travel by cable car are very popular among tourists.)

The nearest metro station: Vorobyovy Gory.
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You can choose different routes to get to the Sparrow Hills.

  • One option is to take the metro to the University station and walk to the observation deck past the main university building. Then you can go down to the promenade. At the pier, you can buy a ticket for the ship and go on a tour of the Moscow River.
  • You can take the metro to Voroyevy Gory station and go up to the observation deck on foot. (The metro station is located on a bridge across the Moscow River.
  • You can also get to the Sparrow Hills by river on a ship. Moorings are available in the city center.
  • You can buy a ticket for a tourist bus and take the bus to Vorobyovy Gory.

See also: sights of Moscow, excursions and tickets in Moscow.

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