"Metro.... or Opera House?!?" Metro Tip by mikey_e

Metro, Moscow: 60 reviews and 114 photos

  Chandelier in Komsomolskaya station
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  • Chandelier in Komsomolskaya station - Moscow
      Chandelier in Komsomolskaya station
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Moscow Metro is famous worldwide for a number of reasons. First of all, it has hundreds of stations that probably add up to more rail-line than in the entirety of Canada. Second, there are something like 9 million daily riders on the Moscow subway system, more than the population of London or New York. Finally, some of the Moscow subway stations have been done up with chandeliers, paintings and the like, making them seem more like opera houses than sister stations of the grimy, depressing stops along the Toronto Transit Commission's lines. The problem is that it is hard to find exactly which stations have the beautiful décor. I stumbled on one - Komsomolskaya - by accident, but the Lonely Planet guide was hopefully useless when it came to finding others. I don't know if pictures are permitted, but I took them anyways - always mindful of avoiding the Militsiya.

A single trip on the subway costs RFR19, which is about 80 cents US. You can get even greater discounts if you buy blocks of tickets. Beware, though, that everything is in cyrillic, so brush up on your characters before you ride the rails.

Directions: Everywhere!
Phone: 495-688-02-93
Website: http://mkzd.ru

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 13, 2008
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