MOSCOW METRO STATIONS TOUR
Explore the World"s Most Beautiful Subway System with Our Professional Local Guide
Discover why Moscow's subway is recognized as the most beautiful in the world during our Moscow Metro Tour leaded by an English-speaking local Guide!
As you explore one of the world's most elaborate and busiest transit systems, look deeper inside the Metro legends and hear funny stories such as how many babies were born in the Metro, how the Circle Line appeared, and where the secret Metro-2 is located.
The Metro began operating in Moscow in 1935 with a single 11 km line connecting just thirteen stations, but it has since grown into the world’s fourth busiest transit system, spanning more than 300 kilometers and offering 188 stops along the way.
The Moscow Metro was one of the USSR’s most extravagant architectural projects, with stations constructed as luxurious “palaces for the people”. Built under the command of Stalin, the iron-fisted leader ordered the metro’s artists and architects to design a structure that embodied svet (radiance or brilliance) and svetloe budushchee (a radiant future). He directed his architects to design structures which would encourage citizens to look up, admiring the station’s art, as if they were looking up to admire the sun and—by extension—him as a god. With their reflective marble walls, high ceilings and grandiose chandeliers, many Moscow Metro stations have been likened to an “artificial underground sun”.