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“One of the best attractions in Moscow”
Review of Moscow Metro

Moscow Metro
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Ranked #3 of 2,537 things to do in Moscow
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Riding the city's underground subway system is a sightseeing tour in itself with huge, vaulted, marble-columned stations - some with ornate mosaics and splendid stained glass - designed and decorated by famous Russian architects and sculptors.
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Great way to spend a day in Moscow, for next to nothing. It's a good idea to plan which stations you want to view ahead of time and writing them down it russian.

Thank Amelia D
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Went on a night tour which included going on the metro. The stations we stopped at were lovely and having someone to tell you all about them was great. Do not know any of the language so really glad I went on the tour, would not have understood any of the stations or known where I was only by perhaps counting as went along. Not as easy as I expected it would have been to travel on here but many people from our group managed it OK,

Thank RecaLondon
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

I loved the sculptures of the workers throughout the stations and also the murals on the walls. The chandeliers were beautiful as well. It was amazing being underground and not feeling crowded in. Beautiful cathedral ceilings.

Thank robynghough
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

About 10 years ago I gave up trying to get around Moscow by vehicle. Drivers for the day can't find a place to park and you can't find them after your meeting. Taxis are almost unavailable and in either case Moscow traffic is so heavy it is impossible to get to meetings on time. The Metro is completely predictable. Trains come at least once every 2 minutes. There is more information now in English in the station but it is important to do a lot of preparation. You must have with you a map in both English and Russian of the metro system. I have not seen a printable map that is actually readable that has both languages. You must have a Russian map of where you need to go which you can get from Google maps. Most metro stations have many exits and unless you know the street names in Russian, you will have no idea which exit to take nor will you know where you are when you eventually find your way to street level. Moscow's metro stations are often hundreds of feet underground and the distance between different exits and entrances can be measured in 100s of meters.

Thank Jan M
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

The metro is an absolute must. Before you go google the Russian alphabet and write down how you pronounce each letter. This makes navigating the metro a doodle. You get into the station, follow the signs for the line you want, then you have a choice of 2 platforms. You look at how your station should be written, the first few letters will do, then bingo you go in that direction. We were staying near Smolenskaya which begins with CMO....
The stations on the circle line are worth a look out. Arbat is a great station.

Thank KP58
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