Friday, June 16, 2017

Vysotsky Tower and Museum

Krasnoarmeyskaya ul., 1, Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovskaya oblast', Russia, 620075
A while back Let's Love Local wrote about the places she always visits in any new city. I spent an hour looking for the post, but I couldn't find it. Anyways, one of the places she mentioned was the highest point in the city. I remember thinking, "That seems nice, but I don't think that's something I'm interested in." I don't know why I thought that because, looking back on past trips, seeking out the panoramic views is something I always end up doing whether it's planned or not. One of the places Karina wanted to go was Vysotsky Viewing Platform. It cost 300 rubles for access to the platform and the Vladimir Vystosky museum.
I completely recommend visiting the observation platform at Vysotsky Business Center. You can see almost all the famous landmarks from the building. While in Moscow, A and I went to Ostankino Tower, and, in my honest opinion, I think the view from Vystosky was much better. Of course, in Moscow, we went up at night, and while most people might prefer a night view, I don't unless I've lived in that place for a long time (the city views of Cleveland and Cincinnati are perfect).
Along with our tickets to the observation deck we also got tickets to the Vladimir Vysotsky Museum. Not sure if we purposely bought these tickets or not, but in either case we decided to go. Vystosky was a famous Soviet minstrel, and the closest Western equivalent, I think, is Bob Dylan. Both are known for their lyrics not their angelic voices. While I wouldn't necessarily chose to go to this museum myself it was interesting to learn about another famous Soviet. Кино is still my favorite Soviet band! A word of caution before visiting, like almost every museum in Russia, very little is explained in English.
What famous Soviets do you know?


  1. So cool! I love seeing cities from above. I love that it makes everything look like a little miniature village.

    1. Me too! I love when you are on an airplane and watch cars and trucks driving. They look so fake.

  2. oooh, I love the blue roofs!


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