Ploshchad Revolyutsii (literally the Revolution Square) Metro Station
Sights to see 17.08.2019
The Moscow metro is obviously a wonderful place: huge halls, magnificent sculptures, paintings and mosaics amaze the imagination of travelers. Today we will take a look at the most beloved by tourists station – Ploshchad Revolyutsii (literally the Revolution Square).
"Revolution Square" is one of the largest and most interesting stations in the Russian capital and it is on the list of cultural heritage. It was opened in 1938 by the project of Russian architecture Dushkin. The walls and the floor are made of different types of stones. The color range includes black, red, white, gray and gold shades.
As you can understand by its name - the design of the station reflects the concept of Revolution. 76 bronze figures were installed here, which depict Soviet people, both soldiers and workers, looks like they’ve been alive.
All of the sculptures at the station have positions either sitting or on their knees. The reason is low arched openings in which they were installed.
It is believed that if you hit a statue in a certain place, you will get luck. For example, students rub dogs nose at the sculpture "Border guard with a dog" for passing exams.
Nowadays, "Revolution Square" is one of the most passable stations in Moscow, because it has access to the main showplace of Russia - the Red Square.
Nearby, there are also many state institutions and famous shopping centers, including GUM.
The metro station "Ploshchad Revolyutsii" works every day from 5.30 to 1.00.