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“Too big and difficult rides”
Review of Moscow Metro

Moscow Metro
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Moscow Metro Tour
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Moscow Metro Underground Small Group Tour
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Architecture Tour of Moscow's Metro and Kolomensoye Estate
Ranked #4 of 2,486 things to do in Moscow
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Owner description: Riding the city's underground subway system is a sightseeing tour in itself with huge, vaulted, marble-columned stations - some with ornate mosaics and splendid stained glass - designed and decorated by famous Russian architects and sculptors.
Reviewed 3 December 2013

The Moscow metro seems to be built as a showcase rather than convenient transportation. Once I had the stupidity of riding it to my hotel, and only then I found that not only the stations are too big for interchange of lines, but also built with a lot of not really necessary staircases (if to make it grander) so that it is not negotiable with luggage. The interesting thing is that inside stations there are porters with gears to help, at a cost, but I didn't use it as I do not speak Russian. Russia is great except many people may try to cheat you, especially taxi drivers (most unmetered) so I tried the metro, and regret it. You will find far more staircases to negotiate in a Moscow station than in London or Paris....

Thank awhw
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

Hard to believe that the subway system and stops could be an attraction, but it's true. You can easily see them on your own and cheaply too... just buy a ticket and ride to a stop. Get off the train to see the station w/o exiting the platform area and get on another train and repeat. But our group happened to have a guide that explained some of the history, artwork and designs. Best to see at night because of the lighting and to avoid the crowds.

Thank Paul W
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

The Moscow Subway has to be one of the most cultural one in the wrold giving the traveler a sense of the past and history while walking to the subway car. Many stations are deep, long and truly unique.

Thank BrotherYo
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

Longest we waited for a train was 2 mins 12 seconds, & you know how long you wait as they have signs over the tunnel showing how long since the last train left. In busy times, there may be 2 trains a minute. All this efficiency wrapped up in marble, beautiful statues, amazing ceilings, frescoes, the list goes on. So cheap too.
The only drawback is that there is NO English translation, so if you haven't done your homework & learned some of the letters, you could come a cropper - you don't need much, just a few main letters. Have one of the tours around the system, then you'll learn so much more. Thought my camera might have a meltdown with all the photos I took - some of these stations are pure beauty.

Thank Lorraine S
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Reviewed 29 November 2013

All stations have its own unique views and none of them repeating. Its so busy you cannot imagine, be fast there if you do not want to be hit or elbowed

Thank ilmira2003
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