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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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Great view of Moscow CBD

The architecture is MSU is fascinating.......you will spend plenty of time looking up and inspecting all of the soviet era details you can find. The bonus is the location looking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The architecture is MSU is fascinating.......you will spend plenty of time looking up and inspecting all of the soviet era details you can find. The bonus is the location looking back to Moscow city

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for taking photos. Easy to stroll around the area. A look out point is not far away. You can walk up to the main building -- we did not enter. But we were interested in seeing the grounds which include a variety of icons.

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After many years I visited this spot again. Besides a great view of the university. It is also one of the best spots to look at Moscow.

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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's the proud of Moscow city. Best students become best people of my country. I've graduated it, maybe I'm not the best but quite satisfied with what I have. It's a large terrirory near Universitet metro station and it will take 20 minutes to take tou to the main building. It's mainly the mathymatics faculty. You can't get inside because... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another MUST see on a trip to Moscow, on the one hand the University Building on the other there is a gorgeous view overlooking the Moskva and the city

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It would be special if you have a university that is fascinating and great from touristic point of view. I liked to stop and have photos and it is highly recommended to see it as a tourism attraction beside to academic area.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit - even just to see the city skyline from Sparrow Hills. Unbelievable creation that takes your breath away.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautful building to see, we were luckly as it was a lovely day. There was a band playing in front of it, and was busy with lots of people about.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visitors are not allowed to get in the school buildings, but it's okay to take photos outside. Really stunning.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

The nearest metro station is almost 2km from the university. Take a bus because walking will take you almost 20minutes. You can only see the building from the outside. It's a shame, we weren't allowed even to enter.

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