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Moscow from the Roof of the Central Children’s Store

The Central Children’s Store on Lubyanka or Tsentral’nyy Detskiy Magazin (in Russian) is a department store with goods for children and youth built in the center of Moscow in 1953-1957. Opened in 1957, it became the biggest children’s store in the USSR.

In 2005, the building received the status of a cultural heritage site of the regional level. In 2006-2015, the building was completely reconstructed. The Central Children’s Store on Google Maps. Photos by: Stanislav Konstantinov.

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One of the attractions of The Central Children’s Store is a public observation deck located on the roof of the building, where you can enjoy views of the very center of Moscow: Lubyanka Square, the Kremlin, Manezhnaya Square, the main building of the Moscow State University, etc.

Trees on the pedestrian part of Lubyanka Square.

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Entrance to the metro station “Lubyanka”.

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Lubyanka Square.

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Reconstruction of the building of the Polytechnic Museum.

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Classic view of the high-rise building on Kotelnicheskaya Embankment.

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Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

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St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Shukhov Tower.

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Main building of the Moscow State University.

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Hotel “Metropol” with a beautiful glass dome. On the right you can see the building of the State Duma (the Parliament of Russia).

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Address of the store: Moscow, Teatral’nyy Proyezd, 5. Opening hours of the observation deck: 10:00 am – 09:30 pm daily. The entrance is through the Museum of Childhood.

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