Opening date: 11.09.1938
The station was opened as a part of the second stage of Moscow metro construction.
Station design: three-vaulted pylon-type deep-level station.
It was the first deep-level vaulted station in the world.
Station architect: A.Dushkin
Design engineers: E.Grinzaid, R.Sheinfain
The station got its name after a Soviet poet Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893-1930).
The unique station hall features thin pylons faced with embossed stainless steel. Pillar corners are lined with Orlets stone and Sadakhlo marbled limestone. The ticket hall is covered with light-grey Ufaley marble and Shrosha limestone from Georgia. Track walls are faced with Ufaley marble and diorite, while the floor has a pattern of white marble and grey and pink granite. The vault of the station hall is adorned with oval niches with brilliant ceiling mosaics by People’s artist Alexander Deyneka (1899-1969) with the theme "24 Hours in the Land of the Soviets".
The design of the station won a grand prix at the New York World Trade Fair in 1938. The station became an architectural monument in 1980-s, and in 2001 the Government of Moscow made a decision to put “Mayakovskaya” into the list of local historical and cultural monuments.
Exit to: Tverskaya ulitsa, Bolshaya Sadovaya ulitsa, Sadovo-Triumfalnaya ulitsa and Triumfalnaya ploshchad.