The Art of Metro in Moscow | Russia AttractionsSeptember 12, 2011 No Comments
The Art of Metro in Moscow | Russia Attractions – Moscow10 of Most Beautiful Fountains in Europe Which Will Make You Go Wow. Read more ... » is a most populous European city where The West meets the East. As the seventh largest city in the world, Moscow is populated by more than 11 million people. Imagine how the situation at the roads of Moscow when the traffic is heavy! Thankfully, there is Moscow Metro, the most popular means of transportation.. and the great thing is that they are beautifully impressive!!!
Moscow Metro is different to any other metros in the world. It is not only beautiful, but also reliable, affordable, and runs on time. This subway system is always listed as one of top things to do in Moscow. What’s actually the fuss? Well, the metro is huge vaulted ceilings, with columns made from marble, amazing sculptures, vivid mural, and stunning mosaics as the example of socialist realist art. The first line was opened in 1935 and until now the Moscow Metro is known as one of the busiest underground system which serves more than 9 million passengers in every single day! Not only that, it is also the deepest subway system in the world! If you take a look at the map of the whole metro system, you will see a ring (circle) form as the connection of these 12 stations. Not to mention one metro station which has 80 meters longest escalator (the longest in EuropeMust Try Greek Foods and Drinks!. Read more ... »)! Moscow Metro is one of the most beautiful underground sites to visit. And here are some of the most worth Moscow Metro to visit.
Komsomolskaya was built in 1950s, located on the Koltsevaya Line of the Moscow Metro. Influenced by Baroque style, Komsomolskaya is famous for its arched yellow ceiling and visiting there gives you a feeling of being inside a museumPlace of The Day: Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Museum), Istanbul, Turkey. Read more ... » or a palace. Beautiful panels, 72 marble columns, 8 gold mosaics, and huge chandeliers are seen everywhere! [photo]
Built in 1938, Mayakovskaya was named after a well-known Russian poet Vladimir Mayakovsky. The station goes 33 meters deep below. The marble-and-stainless-steel columns are simple. The lighting effects in the station are soft and pleasant as the lamps are hidden inside oval niches on the ceiling. There are several exits and the newly decorated entrance pictures the sky, altogether with quotations of Mayakovsky’s poems scattered here and there. [photo]
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Kievskaya is a Ukrainian-themed station built in 1954. Known as one of the busiest station in Moscow, Kievskaya charms our eyes with the beauty and the design of the chandeliers, marble benches, and frescoed ceilings influenced by Baroque style and inspired by Ukrainian life and folk motifs. There is a large mosaic which celebrates the unification of Russia10 of Most Beautiful Fountains in Europe Which Will Make You Go Wow. Read more ... » and Ukraine. The mosaics, marble walls, ornaments, and the golden chandeliers are all so elegant and glamour, showing some parts of Soviet history, including some scenes of the Great Patriotic War. [photo]
A simple station opened in 1952. The station has glowing stained glass panels with motives of Russian tapestry. [photo]
Ploschad Revolutsii (Revolution Square)
Built in 1938, this station is a house for 76 stunning bronze statuesLeshan Giant Buddha, The World's Tallest Stone-carved Buddha Site | China. Read more ... » of people who were contributing in the defense of Soviet nation. They were workers, sailors, soldiers, sportsmen.. all are stunningly decorating the station! There is this one bronze statue of a dog which is believed bringing luck to people who touch its nose. Many Moscowite students do this merely to receive a good luck for their exams.
First opened in 1952, Belorusskaya brings a theme of culture and economy of Soviet Belorussia. It was named after nearby Belorusskaya Rail Terminal. Octagonal mosaics can be seen decorating the Belorusskaya-Koltsevaya metro station.
Taganskaya was opened in 1950, named after a nearby square and street. The decoration of Taganskaya is with blue-and-cream glazed ceramic panels with Red Army heroes’ portraits. The floor is made from granite, with red and grey color.
Located on the Moscow Metro’s Koltsayeva Line, this station was built in 1950 and opened for public in 1952. The architectural design of the station is bringing up botanical-agricultural theme. Visiting Prospekt Mira is like visiting a palace, as you see chandeliers everywhere and the ceiling is pattered, and the floor is paved with black and grey granite.
One of the most famous metro stations in Moscow, Arbatskaya’s charms can be seen from its high, ornate and white ceilings, with lanterns everywhere. The platform is 250 meter, as the second longest in Moscow, and the underground is 41 meter deep underground. [photo]
Elektrozavodskaya, opened in 1942, literally means Electricity Factory. It was named after light bulb factory nearby. This station is one of the best-known stations of Moscow Metro. What makes it amazing is the architectural design and art deco depictions of electricity. [photo]
There are more beautiful metro stations in Moscow. The ten stations you see above are just some of them. But for sure, visiting Moscow Metro is a must and there you will see how artistic the stations are.
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