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About Best Subway Stations in the World

The underground transport in many cities involves dirty places with low ceilings, pools, strange sights so that the individual wants to avoid. Such stations are not a destination. But in some parts of the world, they are surprisingly important works of art , great caverns with art, with beautiful architectural artifacts. Some stations are like museums, others are like in a science fiction film and others like ballrooms.

Public stations attract respect and admiration of commuters, tourists and even art critics. Many of the magnificent Soviet undergrounds, for example, were designed as "Palaces for the People", making investments they reach the royal opulence. Architects have used so much alabaster, onyx, marble and mosaic, that if you do not see the train occasionally, you think you've arrived in the Kremlin Palace itself. Here you can see some of the most interesting subway stations in the world.

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Arts et Métiers Station, Paris, France

It is situated in the Beaubourg quarter, the intersection of rue de Turbigo and rue Reaumur on the surface and lines 3 and 11 below the surface. The name of the station got its name from the Museum of Arts and Crafts , located above it. This is one of the few metro stations, the French, which is worthy of careful study. So, do not miss the Museum of Arts and Trades above the station is full of inventions and oddities of the eighteenth and nineteenth centurie...

Avtovo Station, Saint Petersburg, Russia

This is an artwork in the memory of more than 1 million people who died in the siege of 872 days of the city by Nazi troops during the Second World War. Ironically, Avtovo Station, Petersburg, built in 1955, is more alike than superficially with another famous symbol: the American Capitol. The Neoclassical domed roof rises above the station of grand marble columns and mosaics. The authors of the architectural design are Eugene Levinson and Andrew Gruska. Th...

Alisher Navoi Metro Station , Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Exit the subway and discover Corsu markets, famous for pomegranates and red giant Chapan . The Metro Tashkent owes its grandeur and size,its elegant style of the local Muslim population. Completed in 1977, while Uzbekistan was still part of the Soviet Union, was built in the middle of a construction a site after an earthquake which ruined the town in 1966. Alisher Navoi, one of three main sets, is a very important work, the hallmark being a small group of hi...

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