Moscow Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory)

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Sparrow Hills or Vorobyovy Gory as it is known in Russian, is one of the highest points in Moscow and at 220m above sea level it gives you a breathtaking, panoramic view of Moscow. It overlooks the Mockba River and the Moscow State University.

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A view of Moscow from Sparrow Hills

It is indeed a very romantic place. With this incredible view in the background it is not surprising that so many newly weds come here to take photos and drink champagne. It is also the place where graduates come to on the night of their Graduation Ball. Lovers meet here and propose to their sweethearts.

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Many wedding parties come here to take photos as the view is really beautiful.

If you look straight in the middle of the Panorama you can see the Kremlin and the 6 skyscrapers which was built in the 50´s. It is also called “Stalin´s wedding cake!”. Behind you is the famous Moscow State University.

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Moscow State University can be seen from Sparrow Hills.

Andrey and I spent a couple of hours in this area. There is so much to do and see. This place is very vibrant with a lot of people walking, selling things, wedding parties and a spectacular view.

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Andrey standing at Sparrow Hills and in the background you can see Moscow.

A huge park is close to Sparrow Hills and you will often see people cycling or roller blading here.

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A couple cycling here and in the background you can see the view of Moscow.

At the base of the hill is a protected park where you could go for a lovely walk. You can also buy souvenirs from the local vendors or just enjoy watching the people. I had a great time taking photos and soaking up the view.

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Russian souvenirs for sale here.

“Whoever wants to understand Russia should come here and look down at Moscow…” A.Chekhov

I have been fortunate to have done quite a bit of travelling over the last 10 years. By heart I am an adventurer and I love exploring new places, cultures and food. Travelling can become stressful and expensive. Over the years I have learnt to travel as cost effective as possible, simply by travelling more clever. Nelmitravel.com is a Adventure and Budget Travel site where I review Airlines, Accommodation, Transport, Restaurants and give helpful travel information.

29 Comments

  1. LOve the view from Sparrow Hills. There is a spot like that in Florence Italy. Great perspective. You have been to many interesting places. Life is good lolhttp://jpweddingphotograpy.blogspot.com/2011/05/importance-of-quality-of-light.html

  2. Hi Mr A, so nice to have you back again 🙂 We were there in April 2008 and it was still cold…actually very cold. But I am so happy we were not there in the winter when it was snowing.

  3. What an interesting article. Russia is one place that has never crossed my mind to visit. Yet somehow you have made it enticing. A culture that is rich in history – you have captured it well in your photos.

  4. can someone please tell me at what time sparrow hills opens,or is it a park that is open 24hrs a day…was planning to start my tour of moscow from there at 7 am,so will it be open?

  5. Lovely post, I have a feeling this is a part of Moscow I did get out to but had forgotten the name – the view in that first panoramic photo certainly looks familiar.

  6. You know in which image I stopped by :P…hahaha…I loved it Nelieta…was that you and your husband?I didn't know that Russia could be such a wonderful place to visit… Good for you and your young heart 😉

  7. LOve the view from Sparrow Hills. There is a spot like that in Florence Italy. Great perspective. You have been to many interesting places. Life is good lol

    1. This is a nice place Jim! You are surrounded by so many beautiful places. I honestly loved it there.This was taken 3 years ago when we were in Russia. We are planning to go back next year in April if it is God´s will 🙂

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