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Lomonosov Moscow State University (MGU)

Leninskiye Gory, 1, Moscow, Russia
+7 495 939-13-89
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Lomonosov Moscow State University (MGU) was established in 1755 and has more than 40,000 students (graduate and postgraduate). It is considered one of the oldest universities in Moscow and is part of "Stalin's Seven Sisters," a group of Moscow skyscrapers built in the Stalinist style of architecture.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Leninskiye Gory, 1, Moscow, Russia
+7 495 939-13-89
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Reviewed yesterday

I cannot believe this is University at first. Iconic 1930 New York Style Building. Near the Sparrow Hill.

Thank hanna186
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were able to get out to the university and take in the beautiful architecture. We then walked to the viewing area across the road in front of the university and enjoyed a great view of Moscow.

Thank nccarraway
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful place! Beautiful buildings, especially the Governance Building, in the main entrance. All region is beautiful and deserves a good plan to visit. Consider to go there in the night, because of the lights used for the main buildings. It is really beautiful.

Thank Gljamil
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very impressive building. We didn't enter the university just toured the grounds and outskirts, but this is an imposing building rivaling some of the best in the West.

Thank Gunner do
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just had very short time in front of the university, but it made me very impressive as this is the biggest university of the biggest country. I could not explain how great I was feeling on that time.

Thank Phanuwat K
Reviewed 7 September 2017

If you want to get a look at Moscow without a helicopter, then take a trip up to the university and you have the best view.

Thank Geniuslg
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We were taken to this historical yet modern educational Institution of Moscow first thing in the morning as a part of our group tour. we were informed that there is an intense competition for the admission to this very prestigious Russian university. Truly impressive.

Thank P K
Reviewed 7 September 2017

It is one of the simbolic buidling in Moscow located in the hill Vorobiovy Gory with greate view of Moscow. Unfortunatelly you it is not possible to enter for visiter, but any way walking around is nice.

Thank vavania
Reviewed 27 August 2017

One cannot miss this building while on a city tour. It is the tallest of the seven sisters and stands out tall in the city scape. We did not enter the building, not sure if tourists can.

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

The key buildings are impressive and one of the major spots on the urban landscape. It is next to the ski area leading down to the river, which becomes a lift ride during the warmer months. Sadly, without academic credentials and appointments set in advance,...More

Thank PhilViking
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jim m
30 June 2015|
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Response from truderdanny | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I have been visiting Moscow since years for business purposes. The University is a must to see. It's the tallest University in the world. The gathering place in front of the University can be accepted as a terrace of... More