While it is home to some of the worlds most celebrated tourist attractions, Moscow city keeps one of its greatest treasures hidden deep underground.
The Moscow Metro was one of the USSR’s most ambitious architectural projects. The metro’s artists and architects worked to design a structure that embodied a bright future. With reflective marble walls, high ceilings and grand chandeliers the Moscow Metro is as much a demonstration of artistic Russian virtuosity as a mass-transit masterpiece.
A journey on the Moscow Metro can be so much more than merely a trip A to B. Instead, it is a lesson in Russia’s history and architecture where one encounters Lenin, Dostoyevsky and Pushkin. The last 80 years of Russia’s history is unveiled before your eyes.
The stations range in design, from palatial baroque marble and granite structures to modern iron and glass, revealing the tastes, ideals, hopes, expectations and disappointments of past eras.
When: we meet outside Mayakovskaya metro station by the Mayakovsky Monument at 15h
Cost: 1250 rub per person