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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: St Petersburg by DK Publishing

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Metro Highlights

1. Avtovo Station

The Avtovo station, like the vast majority of metro stations in Russia, was constructed during the Soviet period. It opened in 1955 and was intended to act as one of many “Palaces for the People”. Complete with chandeliers and marble columns, this station reveals a fascinating part of the city’s history. The station’s Woman with Child mosaic is topped with the words “Peace to the World”.

2. Ploshchad Vosstaniya Station

While the interior of the Ploshchad Vosstaniya station is highly ornate, ...

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