The Beautiful Metro Stations of Moscow

When Muscovites do something they usually do it in style and this is certainly true when it comes to the Metro stations of Moscow. Those who take the subway in Moscow are treated to some serious Soviet flair. Many of these stations are so grand they could be easily mistaken for a ballroom! What makes them even more interesting though is that they are all so different from each other.

One thing they do virtually do all have in common though is their depth. The deepest metro station is a whooping 74 metres (243 ft) underground, making it one of the world’s deepest. There is a logical reason for this, however… the stations also originally doubled as nuclear fallout shelters! (And I guess they still do…)

This post isn’t about giving you a history lesson though. Instead, I wanted to show you some pictures of my 10 personal favourite metro stations in Moscow (in alphabetical order). Hopefully some day you will get to visit this amazing city and see them for yourselves! If you do you can make an afternoon of it like I did and simply buy a single metro ticket for 50 rubles (approx. USD$0.63).

Arbatskaya

Simple and sleek the central Arbatskaya Metro Station is lovely

Simple and sleek, the central Arbatskaya Metro Station is lovely

Belorusskaya

Belorusskaya isn't the most ostentatious of the station, but it's interersting nonetheless

Belorusskaya isn’t the most ostentatious of the stations, but it’s interesting nonetheless

The metro stations also have some amazing detailing, like this stylish Soviet vent

The metro stations also have some amazing detailing, like this stylish Soviet vent

Kievskaya

Visiting Kievskaya, with its beautiful mosaics, is like visiting a museum or a portrait gallery

Visiting Kievskaya, with its beautiful mosaics, is like visiting a museum or a portrait gallery

Every piece of art is intricate and different

Every piece of art is intricate and different

Many of the stations also feature large murals like this one

Many of the stations also feature large murals like this one

Komsomolskaya

Komsomolskaya is my absolute favourite station in Moscow. I feel like I should be wearing a ballgown just to take the train!

Komsomolskaya is my absolute favourite station in Moscow. I feel like I should be wearing a ballgown just to take the train!

Mayakovskaya

Mayakovskaya is more modern and sleek in style

Mayakovskaya is more modern and sleek in style

Mendeleevskaya has fancy chandeliers that look like molecule bonds

Mendeleevskaya has fancy chandeliers that look like molecule bonds

Novokuznetskaya

Novokuznetskaya, which is a very fun word to try and pronounce, has an interesting political mural

Novokuznetskaya, which is a very fun word to try and pronounce, has an interesting political mural

Novoslobodskaya

Novoslobodskaya is very quirky and kid of looks like something out of Alice in Wonderland

Novoslobodskaya is very quirky and kid of looks like something out of Alice in Wonderland

It has very cool stained glass windows

It has very cool stained glass windows

And an interesting mosaic

And an interesting mosaic

Plotschad Revolutcii

Plotschad Revolutcii isn't the prettiest of the stations, but it does have cool Soviet statues throughout

Plotschad Revolutcii isn’t the prettiest of the stations, but it does have cool Soviet statues throughout

Like these ones here, and another one of a dog that people always rub for luck

Like these ones here, and another one of a dog that people always rub for luck

Prospect Mira

Prospect Mira is also very pretty, though looks like it would be a nightmare to clean

Prospect Mira is also very pretty and grand

This station, like many of the others also has some badass Soviet vents

This station, like many of the others also has some badass Soviet vents

Taganskaya

Taganskaya is decorated with beautiful blue and gold

Taganskaya is decorated in beautiful blue, white and gold

Well there you have it – my 10 personal favourite metro stations of Moscow! These certainly put my old New York L-Train station to shame!

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Svenja
    January 31, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Goodness, that’s beautiful! Quite possibly the most awesome public transport stations ever – and it all looks very clean!

    • Reply
      The Intrepidista
      February 19, 2016 at 7:37 am

      Thanks Svenja! They are certainly a step up from the type of subway stations I’m used to visiting… No rats even!

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    Rashed Chowdhury
    March 11, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Great post!

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