World's Most Beautiful Subway Stations
Moscow: Komsomolskaya Station
Located at the intersection of three major rail hubs, this cathedral of trains is the gateway to Russia. If the vast dome, portico, Corinthian columns, Baroque details, and chandeliers don’t impress, then the mosaics surely will. The eight ceiling mosaics, designed by legendary artist Pavel Korin, depict Russia’s heroes and finest victories. (Korin was awarded the Order of Lenin for his work in 1967.)
Don’t Miss: Several of the mosaics have been altered to eliminate disgraced public figures. Look for the beautiful maiden on the Victory Parade panel where Lazar Kaganovich (the “wolf” of the Kremlin) once was.