The Moscow Underground
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member laranja
N 55° 45.621 E 037° 34.621
37U E 410706 N 6180324
Quick Description: Moscow’s metro system has been described as an underground art museum, for its unique murals and decorations.
Location: Russia
Date Posted: 3/9/2011 10:51:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMAXWM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
Views: 32

Long Description:
The Moscow Metro is the second most heavily used subway system in the world.
Opened in 1935, it is well known for the ornate design of many of its stations, which contain numerous examples of socialist realist art, designed by the most skilled architects of the Soviet Union.
Moscow’s metro system has been described as an underground art museum, for its unique murals and decorations. It is one of Moscow’s main attractions, and can be visited at a very low fee.
All of the stations reflect the original decoration and architecture style of the metro, and in about one hour you may visit all of the stations.

The published coordinates indicate one of the many stations in the network, it’s located in the Koltsevaya line, the circle one, so it’s a good place to get in the train and visit some of these impressive stations.
Name of Source Book: 1000 places to See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz

Page Location in Source Book: 306

Type of Waymark: Route

Location of Coordinates: Entrance of Krasnopresnenskaya station

Cost of Admission (Parks, Museums, etc.): 28.00 (listed in local currency)

List Available Hours, Dates, Season:
from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Official Tourism Website: [Web Link]

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