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Moscow Metro Tour

A two hour tour. Includes all must see stations of the Moscow metro

 

Moscow Tours The Moscow Metro

The best time to take a tour of the system is in the evening. The best station are on the Circular Line associated with the major inter-city and international railway stations.
Our guided tour takes about 2 hrs.-->

The Moscow Metro is a work of art, an amazing achievement in engineering and a monument to human endeavor.

In response to the rapidly growing population of Moscow from 1917 to 1930 Stalin decided to solve the transport problem with an underground system. The Moscow Metro was designed not just to carry people but to showcase the achievements and possibilities of socialism.

With over 260Km of track, sometimes as deep as 86m, many of its 165 stations are more like art museums or cathedrals. Built with the finest marble, wood, copper and bronze, brought from all over the massive Soviet Union, they display high arched ceilings supported on marble columns and are hung with massive chandeliers. Rich mosaics, sculptures and relief's depict great moments from Russian and Soviet history.

Although often crowded (8-9 million passengers on an average weekday) there is never more than a 2-3 minute wait for a train. The system shuts down at 1.00am for maintenance and cleaning.

 

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