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!

Moscow's subway Vorobyovy Gory

The next time you want to make the most of a city festival, why not stay in its hall and watch the fireworks?

Moscow's subway Vorobyovy Gory view

“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!

Moscow's subway Museum Moscow's  Museum of Subway

“Arbatskaya” – Subway Buffet
A Soviet-style canteen, where some hidden life unfolds, can be a fascinating stop on your subway journey.

Moscow's subway "Arbatskaya"

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.

Moscow's subway canteen

“Vistavochnaya” – The “Metro” Art Centre
This relatively new station encompasses trade pavilions, wide corridors and an inner painting gallery.

Moscow's subway "Vistavochnaya"

moscow's subway art centre

“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!

Moscow's metro instaprint machineThe printing prices start at 50 roubles.

Moscow's subway instagram machine

“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.

Moscow's subway souvenir 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.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Do you know I have been travelling the Metro in awe and appreciation for years and apart from the museum, I was not aware of any of these (and I haven’t actually been to the museum). This is great! I feel a day on the underground coming on next time the weather is particularly awful.

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