Subway. A recommended tourist route

If you are thinking about subway of St. Petersburg only as a mean of transport, you are a little bit wrong – that the space is created to be a true work of art that could show the beauty and greatness of the country. Going from station to station you can see marble of different kinds and colors, fabulous mosaics, sculptures, startling chandeliers, informational (for learning Russian history) bas reliefs. You will be amazed checking out the stations mentioned in a Regional Heritage list.

Here are the stations with the correct and practical order of viewing. The tour will take approximately an hour- hour and a half.

M1 1. Автово. 2. Кировский завод. 3. Нарвская. 4. Балтийская. 5. Технологический институт. 6. Пушкинская*

Going from Pushkinskaya station to Zvenigorodskaya
Going from Pushkinskaya station to Zvenigorodskaya
Going from Zvenigorodskaya station to Pushkinskaya
Going from Zvenigorodskaya station to Pushkinskaya

 

M5 7. Звенигородская*. 8. Обводный канал. 9. Волковская. 10. Адмиралтейская. 11. Спортивная. 12. Крестовский остров.  In order to change the line you will need to go to the station Садовая of this line and change station to Спасская (orange line) – you can do it by going down the stairs in the center of the station.

Going from Sadovaya station to Spasskaya.
Going from Sadovaya station to Spasskaya.

M4 13. Площадь Александра Невского. After visiting the station you should go to Dostoyevskaya station, turn to the left, see the escalator (not the stairs), go there, pass the underground passage, see another station of the red line (Vladimirskaya).

M1 14. Владимирская. 15. Площадь Восстания. Change the line to a green one to see the station of “horizontal lift” type (you can do it in the middle of the station by using elevators).

Going from station Ploshad Vosstaniya to Mayakovskaya
Going from station Ploshad Vosstaniya to Mayakovskaya

M3 16. Маяковская (if you want to exit in the tourist spot of Nevsky prospect -near the most famous attractions- you can go one stop  till station Gostiniy Dvor).

The stations marked by blue color with an asterisk are interchange.

For your convenience, check out the post about subway to have a look at the map of subway and to print it.

Enjoy your tour over one of St. Petersburg wonders!

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