Saint Petersburg's metro stations have stunning architecture and each one has its own history. Below are a few of the most breathtaking stations
"Avtovo" opened in 1955. It received its name due to its location in the historic district of Avtovo.
The theme of the station is the defense of Leningrad. Chandeliers, lamps, ornaments decorated with Laurel branches, swords and other emblems of valor. The far wall of the central underground hall is decorated a mosaic called "Victory", with the image of a woman and her child.
In 2014, The Guardian named Avtovo one of the 12 most beautiful stations in the world.
This station opened in 1956.
The original design of the station was planned to conicide with the construction of the Tsarskoye Selo railway, the first in Russia.
The station is entirely dedicated to the great Russian poet Pushkin, and is considered one of the most beautiful in the St. Petersburg metro. It is the only station of the first line not designed by architects from Leningrad.
Zvenigorodskaya station opened in 2008.
On the central wall of the lower lobby of the station is a large mural of the Semenovsky regiment.
This station opened in 2012.
The lobby of "Mezhdunarodnaya" is dedicated to the birth of civilization.
The main decoration of the station is a mosaic mural of Atlanta, the traditional symbol of St. Petersburg. The walls are faced with white marble, and the floor is made of grey granite.