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Why Moscow Metro Tour is World’s Best Metro Tour
Moscow metro is deemed to be the world’s best. Moscow metro carriages are comfortable and spacious, Moscow metro stations are marked with the accomplished architectural solutions. One of our tourists asked us while booking Moscow Metro tour: «Which Moscow metro station looks like museum rooms?» The answer was “Many”.
GROUP Moscow Metro tours are available daily at 2 pm and they start in not far from the entrance to once of the beatiful Moscow metro stations. The price for the Moscow Metro tour in a group (up to 25 people) is 27 € / R2k per person (17 € / R1,5k for students).
Private Moscow Metro tours are available daily at the time convenient for you.
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Private Moscow Metro tours are also available in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and some other languages.
Why is Moscow's Metro the World's Best?
One cannot imagine Moscow now without its metro. It became a vital transit solution for millions of Muscovites. And it is amazing. That is why Angel Tour offers Moscow Metro Tour in English and other languages.
Initial projects for building a metro in Moscow emerged in late XIX century and were triggered by the desire to keep abreast with other European capitals, where metro lines were built, e.g. in London, Paris, Berlin.
In 1902 two projects of Moscow metro were presented. In the 1910s the Moscow Duma considered projects to extend metro lines almost to the Kremlin.
In 1912 the city Duma again considered a project of three Moscow metro lines but the start of the WWI impeded it.
In 1922 a new project of the Moscow metro was developed. Now it envisaged the underground railways. This time again, however, lacks of funds and specialists, low industrial base were reasons why the Moscow metro project was postponed.
In late 1920s, when Moscow population grew 4-fold and reached 4 mln, the Moscow metro idea re-emerged. Architects and engineers were sent abroad to study the experience of metro builders. In 1931 the Bolsheviks' Central Committee decided to start the Moscow metro construction.
The 1st shaft of the Moscow metro appeared in 1931 on Rusakovskya str., close to Holiday Inn Sokolniki. A marble sign says: “Here is the place where we started our fight for the world’s best metro. ”
Why is Moscow metro people's metro?
Factory workers, office clerks helped to construct the metro on Saturdays. Specialists implemented several technologies in building Moscow metro which had never been used before in Russia.
The project to build Moscow metro was drawn up before the 1935 general plan for Moscow reconstruction. The metro stations were designed in six weeks.
On Oct 15, 1934 the 1st trial train of Moscow metro was launched. On May 15, 1935 Moscow metro was opened at the Sokolniki station. To celebrate the metro builders' achievements, Moscow metro was awarded with Order of Lenin. This day became known as the birthday of Moscow metro.
The 1st Moscow metro passengers saw marble walls and vaults, modern tiles that shone with almost daylight. Moscow metro stations were spacious, metro carriages were sky blue, metro attendants wore uniforms. The miracle of the Moscow metro became the daily reality of Muscovites. In those days Moscow metro was full of simple human happiness. Foreign tourists still are happy to take Moscow Metro Tours.
The minimalistic décor of the first Moscow metro stations reflect the hardship and need of the 1930-s. The luxury of the later stations reflect higher level of the country’s well-being. The functionality in architecture of the first Moscow metro stations gradually gave way to the sculpture, mosaics, paintings of achievements of the Soviet people.
One of the Moscow metro stations of the 2nd stage is still haunted by tourists who contemplate bronze statues of soldiers, workers, peasants. It is here, that images of foreign visitors in 1980s trying to correlate their Moscow guide books in foreign languages with signs in Russian in Moscow metro prompted Angel to launch a taxi service for overseas tourists to navigate around Moscow quickly and conveniently and Angel Tour to launch regular Moscow Metro Tours.
Many Moscow metro stations are full with sculptures and smalt mosaics. The variety of architectural shapes and forms in Moscow metro stations comes from the architects’ experiments. Several great Russian historical heroes were also portrayed at one of the central Moscow metro stations which is often visited by tourists during Moscow metro tours.
The construction of Moscow metro did not stop even in WW II.
A new impulse in the decor of Moscow metro stations emerged in the mid-seventies. The Moscow metro lost its ideological context and became the urban underground mass transit. Still, it keeps its metro stations open for Moscow metro tours for visitors wishing to see ‘palaces built for the people’.
Read this review of Moscow Metro tour:
Visited in September 2015 and previous visit was in May 1988. The Moscow Metro tour is as stunning as ever and a tourist attraction in its own right.
See why Moscow Metro is world's most awesome!
“They used to have palaces for tsars, we are going to build palaces for people!” said one of the chief architects of the Moscow metro. Enjoy seeing the most beautiful and inspiring metro stations in Moscow on this tour. English-speaking guide will navigate you through the mystifying labirynths of the stations.
Do not forget to take photo-cameras with best resolution to make pictues of these amazing ornaments and interiors to show them to your friends and relatives when you return home. Listen to stories behind these metro stations, e.g. the one about the classified metro line for top goverment officials. You will surely have something to tell and show to your friends after partaking in this Metro Group Tour in Moscow!
- Metro station with smalto-like stained glass
- Metro station lobby with the Hall of Fame of WWII
- Statues glorifying Soviet people (workers, peasants)
- Metro station which is a UNESCO World Heritage object
- Grand and spacious metro station with impressive mural mosaics of Russian glorious victories
- and many other Moscow metro stations!