This is something you don’t want to miss during your trip to Moscow. Take a ride on the train is a must, instead of taking bus or taxi. Moscow’s metro system is one of the largest in the world, takes up to 7 million passengers daily. This shocking number is not the main attraction, but the design and efficiency of the train system. Despite the reports of pickpockets and the limited explanation in English language on the information map, I’m pretty contented what I see!
It was my first time to the metro station, there I stood silly pinning my eyes on the beautiful carvings and chandeliers on the ceiling. And it continues to amaze me with every waiting interval between trains even during non-peak hours; it was totally different when I was in the subways of Singapore and Tokyo. Guess what, it costs RUB 30 (approximately USD 1) for a single trip, regardless of distance traveled or number of transfers; the price is way lower than of New York City (USD 2.75), if given the same arrangements.
During World War II, Moscow’s subway stations were used as bomb shelters, and I never thought bomb shelters could be this exquisite before. Below are few stations I’d recommend a stopover, for a glance or two:
7. Ploschad Revolutsii