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“Not a metro but an art gallery”
Review of Moscow Metro

Moscow Metro
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Moscow Metro Tour
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Moscow Metro Underground Small Group Tour
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Architecture Tour of Moscow's Metro and Kolomensoye Estate
Ranked #4 of 2,426 things to do in Moscow
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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.
Izmir, Turkey
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“Not a metro but an art gallery”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

Moscow Metro is very huge and there are 11-12 different lines. I think the biggest problem is the letters. Nothing is in Latin alphabet. Thanks to my husband WHO can ready russian. this way we never used taxi in Moscow but only metro. Each station is unique and like an art gallery with mosaics and chandeliers. the only problem for us was that there is no elevator or escalator in most of the stations and this made our job so hard with a stroller.

Visited July 2014
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Moscow, Russia
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“You can enjoy riding Kol'tsevaya line all day long (kidding)”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

Muscovites love Moscow Metro because you avoid traffic jams by using it. Travelers may see it differently, especially when looking closer at the walls of the stations. Each station is a piece of art. If you want to see a fontain, you go to Rimskaya, if you want to rub a lucky dog's nose, you take a train to Ploschad' Revolutsii, when you want to meet somebody on Kitay-Gorod, you make sure you meet at Nogin's monument (Muscovites call it "Nogah") because it's oh so easy to get confused and lost there waiting for somebody (two lines has the same named stations and a passage between, where Nogah's situated). Only crazy nomads are advised to take trips to bedroom suburbs like Chertanovo, Bibirevo, Novokosino and alike - you won't find there anything but troubles... But you may try. At Prazhskaya you will be impressed by the ammount of granite and metal used for the decoration... A massive pain you know where is the absence of public toilets underground. So, don't get too obsessed with Moscow Metro beauties, you may need to urgently go up and seek for a rest room.

Visited August 2014
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Devon
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“efficient to use but need to know where you're going!”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

Moscow metro is the way to get around and it is clean, efficient, fast and cheap. You can buy bulk tickets (30/60). We bought one ticket for 60 journies. There were 5 of us and there were no problems with us using the same ticket. When I messed it up they renewed the ticket at no charge. Very few people speak English (don't believe what you read in the guide books!) but sign language, smiles and please and thankyou in Russian go along way. All the signs on the stations are in cyrillic so memorize your destination, take your time, trains run every two minutes. It helps to practice the alphabet a bit and makes a big difference. On the trains the signs are in English script too. Some stations are well worth visiting, all stations are clean, there are very few beggars (we didn't see any underground) and we never felt threatened at all. It is THE way to get around in Moscow.

Visited July 2014
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Amman, Jordan
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“Very nice”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

Although only a handful of stations are elaborately decorated, they are pieces of art. Very impressive. I did not take the tour although it was available, but I had limited time.

Visited July 2014
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Yamba, Australia
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“A showcase of architecture in Moscow.”
Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

The metro is truly a living chronicle to architecture in Moscow from the 1930's till present.
For the price of a single ticket one can jump on and off the trains that ply the labyrinth of tunnels deep under the city of Moscow.
The trains run every few minutes so there is no wasting time waiting for the next train. The only thing I would recommend is a pair of ear plugs as some of the trains are very noisy.

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