Is it your first time in Moscow? Don’t know where to start? Join our unique Moscow Metro tour!
You may not know that Moscow subway is recognized as the most impressive, exquisite subway in the world! Take the tour and have an unforgettable experience!
During this unusual tour, we will show you the most beautiful Moscow underground stations: Ploshchad Revolyutsi, Kievskaya, Novoslobodskaya, Mayakovskaya, Komsomolskaya, and Arbatskaya.
You will see an extensive variety of marble, bright mosaic panels, and fantastic, unique fixtures as well as bronze and granite statues from the Soviet times.
Komsomolskaya opened in 1935. The station has tall pillars faced with pinkish limestone and blue-grey marble and the floor is tiled with grey granite. The imposing Baroque celling, painting in yellow is decorated with eight mosaic panels of smalt and precious stones. The theme of the panels represent the Russian fight for freedom and independence throughout history.
Built in 1952, Novoslobodskaya is best known for its 32 stained glass panels, which are the work of Latvian artists E. Veylandan, E. Krests, and M. Ryskin. Each panel, surrounded by an elaborate brass border, is set into one of the station’s pylons and illuminated from within. Both the pylons and the pointed arches between them are faced with pinkish Ural marble and edged with brass molding. At the end of the platform is a mosaic by Pavel Korin entitled «Peace Throughout the World.»
Mayakovskaya is considered to be one of the most beautiful station in the system. Based on a Soviet future as envisioned by the poet Mayakovsky, the station features graceful columns faced with stainless steel and pink rhodonite, white Ufaley and grey Diorite marble walls, a brilliant flooring pattern of white and pink marble, and 35 niches, one for each vault. Surrounded by filament lights there are a total of 34 ceiling mosaics by Alexander Deyneka with the theme «24-Hour Soviet Sky.» A passenger can look up and see the bright Soviet future right above him.
Located 33 meters beneath the surface, the station became an air raid shelter during World War 2. On the anniversary of the October Revolution, on 7 November 1941 Joseph Stalin addressed a mass assembly of party leaders and ordinary Muscovites in the central hall of the station.
Ploshchad is decorated with 76 sculptures one cut into each corner of each column, arranged thematically moving from parents with their children to athletes, students to farmers, industrial workers to hunters to soldiers. There is also a frontier guard with a dog whose nose people rub for good luck.
Some interesting facts
1. The Moscow Metro is one of the busiest subways system in the world. In 2015 it carried 2.4 billion people.
2 The Moscow Metro is the world record-holder for on-time departures and arrivals.
3. The Moscow Metro is called the most beautiful in the world – 44 of the nearly 200 stations are cultural heritage sites
Price per person: 0 rub
Duration: 1,5 hours
Starts at: 12
Pick up: In front of Bolshoy Theatre
Drop off: Moscow Metro
Had a private tour with Olga because I was the only one on the tour. Seems that this free tour is not well known. Was an easy way to get informed and see the best metro stations in Moscow. Definitely recommend it!
Exciting tour around beautiful Moscow metro stations. The guide spoke very good English and even gave us some tips using the Metro and feeling like a local.
Thank you for an exciting tour. We really loved it. The guide told us lots of amazing facts about the Moscow metro some of them were almost unbelievable. I would recommend this to my friends that are coming to Moscow soon.
Great tour! The most beautiful metro I've ever seen. Some stations look like real palaces and we made lots of pictures. Thanks to the guide the tour was very informative and exciting, though some stations were too busy and noisy.
The only problem was noise at the stations which was a bit annoying, but overall it was great experience!
We really enjoyed this trip. Though it was free, it was very well organized. A lot of valuable information!
Olga was an excellent guide, speaks very good English and even a bit of Spanish. She told us some nice stories about the stations history, was very interesting. The only problem was a noise during the tour on the stations, but still ok. I ordered some other tours with this companies; hope it will be also great
It was great and I enjoyed it a lot! Guide was very interesting and told us lot of stories. I would recommend this tour