The Moscow subway system keeps expanding, and is an inevitable part of the average Muscovite’s everyday routine. Traveling with their heads down, the beauty of the space passes unnoticed by many. We have compiled a list of Moscow’s subway surprises that would be new to even many natives of Moscow.
“Vorobyovy Gory”- Glass-Walled Platform
This great new platform provides an excellent area for observation, as well as for a romantic night out!
The next time you want to make the most of a city festival, why not stay in its hall and watch the fireworks?
“Sportivnaya” -The Museum of Subway
This small, cozy museum maintains the spirit of the subway, while describing and illustrating some of its hidden secrets. As it is not well publicized, it is often empty. A true hidden gem!
“Arbatskaya” – Subway Buffet
A Soviet-style canteen, where some hidden life unfolds, can be a fascinating stop on your subway journey.
While stopping for a subway snack may not always seem convenient, it is certainly an exotic spot for lunch, with the trains rushing by on both sides.
“Vistavochnaya” – The “Metro” Art Centre
This relatively new station encompasses trade pavilions, wide corridors and an inner painting gallery.
“Komsomolskaya” – Instaprint machine
An Instaprint machine, which instantly prints photos if they are tagged to Instagram (hashtag #photometro), has been installed at the Komsomolskaya metro station!
“Prospect Mira” – Souvenir Machine
A new type of souvenir machine has appeared in Moscow’s subway. With this so-called coin attraction, the souvenir coins are on display for you to make your selection, while you play with the automated machine.
Did you know?
Metro-2 is the name for a secret underground metro system which parallels the public Moscow Metro. It is supposedly operated by Ministry of Defence.The length of Metro-2 is rumored to exceed that of the public Metro. It is said to have four lines and to connect the Kremlin with the Federal Security Service headquarters, in addition to other locations of national importance.