I was surprised by the beauty of the St. Petersburg metro. I think it’s a well known fact that Moscow has the most beautiful metro stations in the world and that was the one thing I was really looking forward to seeing (Ok, that last part isn’t a well known fact. You probably had no idea I was looking forward to the metro in Moscow).
However, St. Petersburg also has some lovely stations like these below. It’s amazing to me how clean the metro is, there didn’t seem to be any trash anywhere, it didn’t smell like urine, and there was no graffiti.
Thankfully the metro in St. Petersburg also had the English translation of the station because trying to read Russian was challenging. It’s like no other language I had ever seen so there was nothing to compare it to.