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Old Arbat (Stary Arbat)

Arbat Ulitsa | Arbatskaya Metro, Moscow, Russia
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If you're in the market for tacky souvenirs, stroll down this cobblestone street, which retains elements of its once elegant past, but is now mostly souvenir stalls, performing artists and outdoor cafes.
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  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Arbat Ulitsa | Arbatskaya Metro, Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a beautiful pedestrian street to walk around. Lots of souvenir stores, cafes, restaurants, historical buildings, Just enjoy walking around and absorbing the beautiful atmosphere

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is very good to purchase Russian handcraft gift with better price, you should negotiate on price, also very good place for lunch and dinner, there is some nice bar over there as well.

Thank Babak F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Street is very nice place to see. Long street to find restaurants, cafes, souvenir shops. Also you can see the historical buildings. You can reach there to use metro, station is Smolenskaya.

Thank mugegokdeniz
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely a place to visit when in Moscow, if you are with a tour guide they are taking you for sure. But if like me you travel alone, you should still go. Sure it has all the souvenir shops and street artist but...More

Thank afootandahalf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to get the hats, dolls and all the usual holiday purchases this is the area to go. Long street with every type of shop you need to go home with the must haves from Moscow. Good food shops too.

Thank Alan O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you will take a trip to Moscow, once place should not be miss and it's is Arbat Street, while you walk on this venue you see a lot of Arts and people whom pain your portrait, nice Restaurant and Coffee Shops also is in...More

Thank 445farids
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A kilometer long street, more or less, that leads to Kremlin, Old Arbat is Moscow's walking street that is lined with centuries old buildings which housed souvenir shops, eateries, theaters, and museums. It is also the stage to street performers and studio to portrait artists,...More

Thank Gloria G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good place to shop for souvenir from Moscow/Russia...there are serveral stall selling paitings of Moscow city. There are lots of cafe and restaurant along the street which include Starbucks!

Thank May L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are visiting the center of Moscow, this is a must because is a touristic strip full of fast food places, bars and souvenir stores. Maybe is too touristic for some, like me, that like something fancier or more local, but still you can...More

Thank Gonzalo T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The area is dotted with souvenir shops, cafes, restaurants. No vehicles allowed so you can stroll without worry, shop and eat too.

Thank vidyapm
Crowds of tourists, both local and international take
in Old Arbat and its modern and gigantic peer – New
Arbat. One reason visitors keep coming is no doubt
Konstantin Melnikov’s famous private house, now open
to the public and worthy of a visit. After exploring
one of the oldest parts of Moscow, avoid the crowds
and turn to the side streets and boulevards where
calmness and affordable food is plentiful.
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11 March 2015|
Response from Richard L | Reviewed this property |
Take the Metro at Biblioteka Lenina and get off at Smolenskaya...you get to troll the entire Arbat street...all the best!