It is characteristic of large cities in Eastern European countries to have very deep underground metro stations. Russia as a country in Eastern Europe has a metro station that is not arbitrary. This country is the owner of a metro station which is said to be the most beautiful in the world in the city of Moscow. The metro itself is the second most used rapid public transportation in the world after the Seoul Metropolitan Subway.
Before descending dozens of stairs deep underground, you might think that the metro stations in Moscow are no different from their neighbors. But when you really go downstairs, you definitely don’t feel like you’re at a metro station. The interior design and architecture of each metro station in Moscow is specially designed and has a different model. Marble and granite floors, the Moscow Metro Station is filled with statues of the country’s important people, paintings by world painters, mosaic decorations, various kinds of art in the form of crystal and metal ornaments.
As the most beautiful metro station in the world, metro stations in Moscow are not only visited by local people who want to move and use public transportation. Millions of tourists from all over the world flock to every metro station in Moscow to witness one of these parts of world history.
1. Electrozavodskaya Station
The Moscow Metro first opened on May 15, 1935 and is the fastest vehicle in Moscow. About seven million people use this public transportation.
More than 200 stations are owned by the Moscow Metro with 12 lines. 44 Moscow Metro stations have been registered as UNESCO world cultural heritage.
There are four types of tickets for your trip to explore Moscow’s beautiful stations. Portemonnaie is a combination metro and bus ticket. Valid for one way. While Universalticket is a ticket that is adjusted to the length of our trip. It can be 1 day, 60 days and even a year. Then there is also a 90 Minutes Ticket which is valid for 90 minutes. And finally the Troika Card which is valid for all types of public transportation. For the latest ticket prices, you can directly check at website Moscow Metro.
There are so many beautiful stations that are a pity to miss. However, there are 10 stations that subscribe to a tourist stop called the ring line. Your journey can start from the Elektrozavodskaya Station.
2. Ploshchad Revolutsii Station
Then stop at Ploshchad Revolutsii Station which means place of revolution and opened on March 13, 1938. At this station there are 76 bronze statues that are exactly the same height as real humans.
3. Arbatskaya Station
The third stop at Arbatskaya Station which opened on May 15, 1935. This station has a red gate.
4. Kievskaya Station
Kievskaya Station is the fourth stop. This station is rich in mosaic pictures showing friendly relations between Russia and Ukraine.
5. Belorusskaya Station
The station was designed by Ivan Taranov, Z. Abramova, A. Markova, and Ya. This Tatarzhinskaya opened in 1952. On the roof there are 12 pictures illustrating the life of the Belarusian people. The floor also uses Belarusian ornament motifs.
6. Novoslobodskaya Station
The station is decorated with 32 glass windows with motifs of Russian tapestry and opened on January 30, 1952.
7. Komsomolskaya Station
Komsomolskaya Station consists of two levels and has a baroque architecture.
8. Chistye Prudy . Station
Jurassic limestone and clay were chosen to build the top layer of this station. According to the design of the station in London, this station doesn’t look as grand as other stations.
9. Novokuznetskaya Station
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The station, which opened on November 20, 1943, is dedicated to the heroes who fought in World War II. Events that took place during World War II can be seen on its walls. The center of the station corridor is decorated with decorative lights.
10. Mayakovskaya Station
The last station on the ring line was opened on September 11, 1938. Alexej Duschkin designed this station to be truly like a palace that made anyone who visited it amazed. No wonder he won an award at a world-class exhibition in New York in the same year.
In addition to the ring line above, you can also make several other stations that are certainly no less beautiful as your next stop.
11. Park Pobedy Station
Park Pobedy Station is one of the new stations. Opened on May 6, 2003, this station is the deepest station at 84 m.
12. Mira Prospekt Station
Prospekt Mira Station opened on January 30, 1952. The name of the station which has a depth of 40 m means the prospect of peace.
13. Taganskaya Station
The station, which opened on January 1, 1950, is dubbed the most beautiful station in Moscow. War-themed, the station’s massive pillars and arches are made of light-colored marble and decorated with panels using the majolika technique. While the blue color symbolizes the Russian War.
14. Slavic Boulevard . Station
This not-so-deep station opened in 2008. It is decorated with modern metal elements and overlaid with metal that forms an ornate tree and green foliage.
15. Vystavochnaya Station
September 10, 2005 was the date for the opening of this modern-style station. Consisting of two floors, this station was a business center until 2009.
16. Trubnaya Station
On August 30, 2007, the station was opened, the construction of which had been planned since 1984. Marble green marble dominates the walls.
17. Dostoevskaya Station
Opened on June 19, 2010, Dostoevskaya Station is named after the famous Russian writer, Fyodor Dostoevsky. Decorated with gray and black mosaics, the station’s wall decorations depict scenes of violence from the author’s famous novel.
Traffic in the Russian underground “Palace” starts from 5:30 to 1 pm. The gates are open from 6 am to 1 pm. The good news for you, millennials, is that every Moscow metro station has free and smooth wifi. It’s best to start your journey early because this underground “palace” is always busy. Your patience will also be tested if you want to get cool photos because you have to wait for people who pass by a little quiet.
Before going to Moscow, first study the metro lines so you don’t get lost because these places are stingy with English. So, pack your back and see you in Moscow!
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