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Lomonosov Moscow State University (MGU)

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Address: Leninskiye Gory, 1, Moscow 119234, Russia
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Lomonosov Moscow State University (MGU) was established in 1755 and has...

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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Amazing architecture, and the area is very green with stunning views. This is also covered as a part of Hop on Hop off tour. Very close to Sparrow Hill

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Amazing architecture, and the area is very green with stunning views. This is also covered as a part of Hop on Hop off tour. Very close to Sparrow Hill

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would recommend it just for one visit, amazing building to take pictures around, nice walk from the Univesitet station.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth stopping here for a quick photo-stop if you have time to spare in Moscow; the building is really beautiful, I would’ve never thought it was a university had I not read about it. The building is apparently designed in a Stalinist kind of style and is one of the seven skyscrapers that dominate the Moscow skyline. Collectively, these skyscrapers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing building architecture, very big university, actually it is a city :) nice to walk through park till u reach moscow panorama

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is realy HUGE building, you will be totally amazed by it actual size! There were a lot of strange stories what has happened behing these walls from the suicides of students to the rumored KGB centre situated in the top tower of the building. Once there, do not forget to visit Vorobyevy Gory and the river embankment which is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The university is near Gorky Park, and it's just an awesome sight to behold! It's one of the few places with the hammer and sickle still on prominent display.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The structure is big, massive and typically Soviet. On nice days students hang out in front of a pond, take selfies and frolic. At night masses of motorcyclists and their machines and public to watch them, gather across the street from the university in a spot that is said to offer a beautiful view of the city both day and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the "7 sisters" buildings, and nice to walk around. It was not opened for visits, but still a nice attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful layout of the LMSU . Lush green trees, beautiful calming atmosphere. My daughter fell in love with the look of the University. Wants to study here someday.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This ,very impressive building, is one of the known "seven sisters" in Moscow. Well known for the architecture and well worth a visit. Great foto options if you continue down the avenue (to the view of the bukiding and across facing the city).

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