St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, Russia
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Date posted:May 2, 2007
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Don’t miss the Moscow Metro!

Ever seen a tube station with crystal chandeliers hanging down from the roof? I have!

One of my favourite places in the world is Moscow. There are many reasons to love this fantastic city: the people on the busy Tverskaya shopping street, the small shops selling hot pirogs, the amazing Red Square and the delicious Borcsh you can eat late of an evening in one of the local restaurants.

But it was when I stepped down into the Metro on my first trip that I really fell in love with the city. It was during my stay at the Russian school in Moscow. In most cities the metro is either a labyrinth of graffiti covered walls or simply a really boring, crowded place that you wish to leave as soon as possible. In Moscow – not so!

Every metro station in Moscow is like a whole world. The walls are beautiful, the pillars high. You almost break your neck when you try to look up in the ceiling. Stepping down into the metro is like stepping in to a ballroom, a gallery and a church at the same time.

I’ve been to Moscow no less than 3 times. And I’m planning to go a fourth. It’s lovely there now in the spring time! When I get there I’ll probably take the metro straight to Park Kultury and pop my head up at the Gorky Park. With the Ferris wheel and the Russian sailors in the background I’ll eat my pirog trying to find out how to master the so far mysterious Russian alphabet.



  1. Vladimir

    I encourage everyone to visit my beautiful city: Moscow!!
    You’re right Therese, the Red Square and the Gorky Park are amazing places to see but to be honest, this is not the half of what Moscow has to offer to tourists! You’ll be surprised to see how much more historical sites there are to explore! Our metro stations are also one thing we are quite proud of!!
    Anyway you’re all more than welcome to the great Russia..;-)

    Posted October 16, 2007 at 4:15 pm
  2. Fiona

    I’m going to do a Russian course next year!! I’m so excited! I can’t wait!
    Dear Vladimir, thank you for you enthusiastic message!


    Posted November 1, 2007 at 4:18 pm
  3. Susie

    I spent one year studying in Moscow and was also in red square for the milenium new year party. It was amazing!!! I really want to go back next summer to get some sunshine – yes it is really sunny in Moscow. There’s a really nice park with a lake in the middle, where everyone goes to realx on a summer’s day, I can’t remember the name, but it will be on my list of places to revisit, along with my favourite night spot, Kosmopol. I hope it’s still there!!

    Posted November 21, 2007 at 10:36 am
  4. Valérie

    Visiting Moscow and studying there sounds very good! I would like to go there but I would like to hear some more experiences… Can anyone recommend an accommodation in the city centre? And what is the best period to visit?


    Posted February 20, 2008 at 4:24 pm

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