menu menu RU logotype

The Kropotkinskaya Station

History of One of the Most Beautiful Moscow Metro Stations

Europe’s Leading Travel Destination and Europe’s Leading Heritage Destination —these are the awards that Moscow won at World Travel Awards 2020. Today we continue to discover Moscow Metro by telling you about one of its most beautiful stations — Kropotkinskaya, which is declared as a heritage site of the city.

It was opened on May 15, 1935 but till 1957 it was known as Dvorets Sovetov (the Palace of Soviets) station. The architects designed the station to be an underground lobby for an ambitious project — the Palace of Soviets, which was about to be built at the place of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior during the 1930s.

A unique architectural look of the station impresses any visitor that comes to this place. Kropotkinskaya station is decorated with features and styles of ancient Egypt. Where do they come from? Check out the video to learn, who decided to bring lotus flowers patterns to the columns of the station.

You might also enjoy this!


The open-air tour around the collection of more than 400 military vehicles

#museum

Weapons of Victory

More than 50 of the most recognizable works of the author

#museum

Tours of the exhibition 'Follow Me' by French photographer Guy Bourdin

A sculpture by Monika Sosnowska

#museum

Mono-tour "Monika Sosnowska. Exercises in Construction. Bending"

The multiple works performed by Zurab Tsereteli in various techniques

#museum

Sightseeing tour of Zurab Tsereteli Studio Museum

One of the world's largest museums dedicated to science and engineering

#museum

Tours of The Moscow Museum of Cosmonautics

History of Moscow Boulevard

#excursion

Walk along Novinsky Boulevard

Learn about the literary history of the Moscow metro

#WorldTravelAwards

Books and The Moscow Metro: Literary Stations of The Moscow Subway

Stories of Soviet Moscow. Vysotki

#museum

Stories of Soviet Moscow. Vysotki

Centuries-old culture, traditions, religious concepts

#museum

Tour of the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre main exposition

The story of the life of the writer Ilya Ilf in Moscow

#museum

Tour of the 'Ilya Ilf, The Odessa Muscovite, A Writer with A Photo Camera' exhibition

The history of the world famous painting

#museum

Virtual tour "Jacob Jordaens. The Satyr and the Peasant"

The places associated with the poet's name

#culture

Vladimir Mayakovsky's Moscow

The first and only state memorial Bulgakov museum in Russia

#museum

Virtual tour of the famous revenue house at 10 Bolshaya Sadovaya (Mikhail Bulgakov Museum)

Unique museum located at a depth of 7 metres

#museum

Moscow Museum of Archaeology

History of the Middle Yauza River area during the 17th–20th centuries

#museum

Lefortovo History Museum

A unique kaleidoscope of architectural styles

#excursion

Walk Around Moscow: Moscow's Iconic Buildings

History of Russian Impressionism

#museum

Author's excursion "The Traits of Russian Impressionism"

The opposition of the two famous Renaissance sculptors

#museum

Brunelleschi vs. Ghiberti: the Dawn of Renaissance

The models and copies of his monuments

#museum

Tour of Sculpture Park at Zurab Tsereteli Studio Museum

The history of a fragment of the historical centre of Moscow

#museum

'Ostozhenka. A Project Within a Project' Exhibition

Beautiful Architectural Ensembles, Sculptural Compositions and Picturesque Parks

#culture

Moscow Estates

The most mysterious countries of the East

#museum

Arts of the Far East (China, Japan, Korea)

Shchepkin and Gogol. Two Geniuses

#museum

Shchepkin and Gogol. Two Geniuses

The Great Moscow Circus: SyStem performance

#Circus

The Great Moscow Circus: SyStem performance

Russian wooden architecture

#museum

Kolomenskoye Museum and Nature Reserve

'Open Storage' at the Polytechnic Museum

#museum

The Polytechnic Museum Automobile Collection. Featured Exhibits'

150 years of family history

#museum

Exhibition tour "Family Values"

Unique online walks around the Palace

#museum

Excursions to Petrovsky Palace

From expats to squatters

#excursion

Walk along Milutinsky Lane

What is a funfair? It is a celebration, a carnival, fireworks of colours and emotions

#museum

'Music Fair' Tour

Things to do at VDNH on a summer day

#VDNH

VDNH

You can walk along Moscow streets without leaving your home

#excursion

Walks around Moscow with Filipp Smirnov

Moscow is a city of hundreds theatres

#WorldTravelAwards

The Five famous theaters of Moscow

The Grand Kremlin and Talyzins' Estate

#museum

Tours around The Shchusev Museum of Architecture

A tour through a unique diorama complex created by battle painters from Mitrofan Grekov's studio

#museum

The War through the Eyes of an Artist

The tour tells the story of the New Manege building

#museum

Online tour of the New Manege history

The largest palace and park ensemble in Moscow

#excursion

Tsaritsyno Museum and Nature Reserve

The 40,000 names

#museum

Direct Broadcast of the Temple of Memory

The biography and creative path of this great 20th century poet

#museum

Marina Tsvetaeva House-Museum

Art and culture Around Vagankovsky Hill

#excursion

Walk around Moscow: Vagankovsky Hill

The exhibition of Soviet and Russian artist Tatiana Nazarenko's works

#museum

Tatiana Nazarenko's personal exhibition "The Future in the Past"

The imaginary border of the 16th century

#excursion

Conquest of the Kitay-gorod walking tour

The story of one of the painter's most famous works

#museum

Mono-tour "Kandinsky. Composition VII"

To meet characters from Bulgakov's novels, all one has to do is to walk along the streets of Moscow

#culture

Bulgakov in Moscow

Tour 'Renaissance Man: Portrait Sculpture of the 15th Century'

#museum

Tour 'Renaissance Man: Portrait Sculpture of the 15th Century'

Moscow Monuments to Space Travel and Space Pioneers

#WorldTravelAwards

Space Moscow

Russian applied and folk art of the 17th – 21st centuries

#museum

The All-Russian Decorative Art Museum

Alexander Ostrovsky referred to himself as a native of Moscow

#museum

The excursion on Moscow in the life and writings of A Ostrovsky

The museum in the house with a mezzanine, a 19th century historical and architectural monument

#museum

Tours on The Museum of Vasily Tropinin and Contemporary Moscow Artists

The exhibition is curated by twenty celebrities in the most different areas.

#museum

Tour of the thematic exhibition dedicated to the museum's 20th anniversary

A gallery of the world famous artist Ilya Glazunov

#museum

Moscow State Art Gallery of Ilya Glazunov

Where Moscow's Famous Merchants Lived

#excursion

Wlak arond Moscow: Merchant Moscow

The largest public library in Russia and one of the largest libraries in the world

#excursion

Tours around the halls of Russian State Library

The History of the Main Russian Fortress

#WorldTravelAwards

Moscow Kremlin

Rehearsals

#theatre

Ballet Moscow #StayHome

Landscapes by Claude Lorrain

#museum

Virtual tour "The Fine World of Claude Lorrain"