Metro Tour

Discover masterpieces of underground architecture!

Tube is one of main Moscow’s attractions. Moscow Metropolitan was open in 1935 which was quiet late in comparison to other world’s big cities, but local authorities tried to not only implement up-to-date technologies of the time, but also make it comfortable and beautiful.

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Komsomolskaya (round), 1952

 From 1935 to mid-50s Moscow Metro has become a workshop for Soviet architects, where they could display their talents despite difficult conditions. Their efforts were marked by Stalin’s rewards and grand-prix of international exhibitions. Design of stations of this period reflects transition of Soviet architecture from constructivism to Stalin’s monumental style.

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One of pavilions of Kropotkinskaya, currently under reconstruction

Our guide has an official permit of Moscow Metropolitan to conduct tours in the tube, she has extensive knowledge of Soviet architecture and history. In the course of the tour you will see underground halls of eight stations.

In the course of the tour you will learn:

  • Which difficluties and obstacles ingeneers faced when building Metro
  • Why ingeneers opted for deep drilling
  • Why after the death of Stalin decoration of Metro changed from rich to minimalistic
  • Which Soviet symbols were used on the stations
  • What become inspiration for Soviet architects when they were desgining stations
  • And many other interesting things

Programme: stations –

  • Krasnyie Vorota,
  • Komsomolskaya (rad),
  • Komsomolskaya (ring),
  • Novoslobodskaya,
  • Mayakovskaya,
  • Novokuznetskaya,
  • Ploschad Revolitsii,
  • Kropotkinskaya.
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Lubyanka, former Dzerzhinskaya, old picture – the station was totally rebuilt in the 1970s

Starting point – outside exit №1 of station “Krasnye vorota” (line №1), near the map of the city. Our guide will have a bag with “Moscow…and beyond” logo.

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The meeting point is near this pavilion

End – “Kropotkinskaya” station (line №1).

Duration – 2,5 h (or less upon request).

Languages: English, French.

Prices:

1000 RUB – adults (about 15 USD), 500 RUB – children under 18 (cash only, Metro tickets are not included).

Book your tour now!

Fill in the form or use our contacts from “Contact” page. Indicate date and time when you want to have a tour and a number of participants (up to 10 persons). Mind that the Metropolitan of Moscow allows to conduct tours in the following time periods:

Monday to Thursday – from 10.00 to 16.00 and from 20.00 to 0.00

Friday – from 10.00 to 14.30 and from 20.00 to 0.00

Weekends – from 10.00 to 0.00