Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Hills in Russian) is the park area located 200 meters above the sea level. It is adjacent to the main building of the Moscow State University from one side and the bank of the Moscow River from the other. This park area is made up of tree alleys that are great for bike riding, rollerblading, jogging or walking. On summer nights it attracts city’s bikers and street racers that come there to show off their tuned vehicles.
Sparrow Hills merges with Neskuchny Sad that is followed by the Moscow Gorky Park. This makes up a large area for taking long walks and other sports activities in the central part of the city.
There is a great observation point at the Sparrow Hills that faces Moscow downtown. You can use the ski lift to get down to the bank of the Moscow River from the observation point, where you’ll find a nice pedestrian area.
There you can buy a ticket to one of the boats that cruise along the Moscow River in summer which is a great way to observe the city from a different perspective.
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