Visit the metro stations in Moscow: The four most important

Visiting the metro stations in Moscow is an excellent opportunity to dazzle you with its architecture. Touring the metro stations in Moscow with GuiaRus is the best option. What metro stations to see in Moscow, we tell you right now.

What metro stations to see in Moscow

The Moscow metro is not just a means of transportation for residents and visitors of the city. This is an independent attraction with its secrets and legends.

The Moscow Metro stations are really beautiful and sophisticated, they receive the Grand Prix in international competitions with constant success and are included in the textbooks on construction and design as samples to follow.

The Moscow metro has been and remains the best in the world in several ways. However, these indicators excite except the specialists. We are interested in beauty embodied in stone. There are stations that every respectful and invited Muscovite from the capital must inspect. These are true works of art recognized throughout the world. Yes, yes, so, simply by visiting the Moscow metro, you can easily join the true art.

While it is true that Moscow is brimming with both artistic and architectural wonders; few are expected to find examples of this in something as everyday as a subway station, so stereotyped in most countries as a cold and unfriendly place through which you must inevitably go to catch an underground train that will take you to your destination. Today we bring you our special list of the four metro stations that you cannot miss on your visit to Moscow:


Decorated with spectacular mosaics along the entire route of the station; Kievskaya is one of the must-see stops for any tourist visiting the Russian capital. The symbols that can be found in their passages represent the twinning between the Muscovite people and the Ukrainians, since Kiev was the capital of Russia a long time ago.

fraternal peoples meeting

The combination of splendor and simplicity involuntarily makes you slow down and look around. Quite simple and concise footbridges with solid columns lined with marble. The columns are dominated by magnificent murals that represent the life of Ukrainians. They are framed by beautiful, but a bit heavy stucco moldings. This does not mean that there are some unusual construction and design solutions: everything is extremely simple. However, this simplicity is so calibrated and capable that it is involuntarily imbued with admiration.

We go through this beauty without realizing it. The brilliant architecture and works of famous artists are lost in the context of rushed passengers. Try to stop for a moment, look at the Moscow metro station and maybe your mood improves a bit.


Another of the stations that you cannot leave without visiting is Novoslobodskaya; once famous Lithuanian and Russian painters took great care to create the mosaics and stained glass windows that adorn the station; exalting the Russian people and the Soviet movement in their motives. Very spectacular.

“Novoslobodskaya” received almost immediately two nicknames among the inhabitants of the capital: “Underground tale” and “Stone flower”. Okay, it was necessary to make an incredibly strong impression to earn those nicknames.

The architecture of the station is exquisitely simple, but this simplicity is so thought that it has become a reference. The main decoration of Novoslobodskaya is 32 stained glass windows of impressive beauty.

It is interesting that the stained glass windows were taken from the Riga Cathedral (they were simply stored there), the ornaments were taken from the books of the Orthodox priests and even from the main panel – “World Peace” – the icon painter Korin created in the model of the icons of the Mother of God. Since the station was dedicated to intellectuality, it was a kind of temple of knowledge with a mass of interesting masked messages.


Bronze lanterns light the corridors of this cozy station; full of statues in the form of murals, mosaics and stained glass with Soviet symbols. Its route has as destination the park of the Zarina, a place of tourist interest very outstanding for any visitor.


The station turned out to be somewhat futuristic. But even now it looks quite modern and fresh. It’s hard to imagine what impression he caused at first.

The futuristic station was not a coincidence. There are many symbols and messages established during construction, both for contemporaries and for future generations.

In particular, the metal edge, which influenced both the architecture, consists of fragments of the aircraft, previously built by Tsiolkovsky’s design. They show the desire of the stars, of a kind of “universal” communism among the people of the Soviet formation. Yes, and Mayakovsky was considered the most “Soviet” poet at that time. The contemporaries could read perfectly between the lines and the symbolism embedded in the station, they understood absolutely. Another pride of the season is 34 mosaic panels made by the painter Deineka himself.

“Mayakovskaya” in 1938 received the Grand Prix of New York, in 1980, the status of a monument of architecture. The design of the station was not simply included in the architecture textbooks, but it became the “classic” that are equal to today.

Interestingly, in this station you can see an exaggerated futuristic style; typical of the Stalinist era, mixed with mosaics and statues that exalt Russian paratroopers and the army of the air in general. Also highly recommended if you are one of those who love clean and bright seasons.

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