Sparrow HillsFree: All time

Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory) is one of the highest points in Moscow and is situated by the bank of Moskva River. An observation platform there allows visitors to enjoy a panoramic view of Moscow. It is a great spot to try to spot Stalin’s Seven Sisters. On a good weather, you may see Kremlin and the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, located 12km away. Other notable structure you won’t miss is the Luzhniki Stadium, in which the opening and ceremonies for the 1980 Summer Olympics took place. The view of Moscow is also particularly stunning at night.

Direction: Metro Line 1 to Vorobyevy Gory Station

Photo credit: Sasha Tivanov (Flickr CC), Even More (Flickr CC), Konstantin Malanchev (Flickr CC)