All You Need To Know About Metro Sightseeing In Moscow

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Many tourists come to Moscow to see the world’s most beautiful Metro stations. Are these beautiful photos published online and in guide books really authentic? Can you really enjoy the tour? Is it worth it? I will cover all of this and give you some first-hand advices on Metro sightseeing in Moscow.

Where to find them

I traveled the Moscow metro system for three months and visited most of the Metro stations on and inside the ring. That’s also where you find the oldest and most beautiful stations.

Koltsevaya Line

The oldest and most beautiful stations are on the Koltsevaya Line or within the circle

Beauty is relative

To do a list of the most beautiful or most interesting stations in Moscow, would not make any sense since everyone has a different opinion on what’s beautiful. Here are some of my favorite stations.

Kiyevskaya

Kiyevskaya

Elektrozavodskaya

Elektrozavodskaya

Mayakovskaya

Mayakovskaya

Novoslobodskaya

Novoslobodskaya

Ploshchad Revolyutsii

Ploshchad Revolyutsii

Background Stories & Legends

Many Moscow Metro stations have their own stories and legends. To tell you all of them would be very long and probably boring. Short note on that: When you visit the Metro station Ploshchad Revolyutsii (Blue Line) right under the Red Square, you will notice the sculptures of soldiers, one of them is accompanied by a dog, when you rub his nose it is supposed to bring luck, so make sure to do that 🙂

In case you need some luck to pass the exams :)

In case you need some luck to pass the exams 🙂

My Tips

  • Combine the visit of Metro stations with other sights. You will see them anyway when visiting popular places in Moscow.
  • Avoid rushhours, travel on weekends or during noon. Moscow Metro is used by 9 Million people every day. Imagine when all of them go from work, it’s pure madness.
  • If you really want to know all of the stories go for a metro guided tour or read this.
  • If you only want to admire the architecture, don’t pay the metro guided tour but do it yourself.
  • For better navigation get the Yandex Metro App and read my post about How to NOT get lost in Moscow Metro

If you like this post, feel free to share it with your friends who are planning a trip to Moscow. I believe they will appreciate it. This is the second of three posts in my Moscow Metro Mini Series. There will be more coming out soon. To get the latest news connect with me via Facebook Kubasjourneys. Also let me know about your Moscow Metro experiences 🙂

2 Comments

    1. during the week you can’t really enjoy it since everyone is using it, you barely have room to turn around and you just want to get out of it, but on weekends its more enjoyable if you are into Metro sightseeing (not all metro stations are like these, majority of them are normal) hope you can enjoy it more next time 🙂

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