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Address: Arbat Ulitsa | Arbatskaya Metro, Moscow, Russia
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: If you're in the market for tacky souvenirs, stroll down this cobblestone...
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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Touristy, but worth a visit...

Old Arbat (or Ul Arbat/ Stary Arbat) is a pedestrian Street in Moscow stretching for about one Kilometer from Arbatskaya Pl on the Boulevard Ring to Smolenskaya Pl on the Garden... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Nothing to see or to on this street. Not one nice shop or coffee place. Only tourist shops with Putin mugs and giant babushkas

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Old Arbat (or Ul Arbat/ Stary Arbat) is a pedestrian Street in Moscow stretching for about one Kilometer from Arbatskaya Pl on the Boulevard Ring to Smolenskaya Pl on the Garden Ring. Arbat is derived from the Arabic word “arbad” which means suburb. In the early 1980s the street which saw busy traffic, was closed off and made into the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I stayed on Arbat Street and it was always a delight to come home at night to a street still alive. But it is a bit of a walk to a lot of tourist attractions, and walking tour meeting points were even further. When I first got here I thought I'd definitely do my souvenir shopping here but since visiting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is the only place where all foreigner tourist will be welcome here by those friendly staff with not only good english but mutlilingual. Good choices of cafe, restaurants, shops, street performances and souvenirs. Definitely a nice place to chill and hang out

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

There are a few places to go when you are in Moscow and Arbat Street is one of them. It can get a little crowded in summer but that is okey. you will find all sort of shops and restaurants on this street. Street performers and musicians are there to entertain and make this place more interesting. This is close... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

It used to be the main road to the West of Moscow. Stalin used to take it while visiting his dacha. Now it is a pedestrian street, one of the first ones in Moscow. It is very touristy. Lots of shops and street vendors selling all kinds of souvenirs at reasonable prices. Many places to eat - expect the usual... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Arbat street is their happening street.... Very vibrant... Plenty of food joint from across the world.... Plenty of souvenir shops..... Great place to hang around....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Nice Street with a lot of shops to buy from souvernirs to any kind of article. Very well located with a metro station very close.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I enjoyed arbat street because it was an old street that people had lunch there ... Soma artist made paintings and sell ... There were restaurants... In total it was a full package

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Winter time can be also nice but the best is when all terraces are coming out and opening in the streets. Don't miss may opening and enjoy this street full of life in comparison of Novy Arbat very cold atmosphere and so cold windy in winter Don't miss this landmark For me it is just missing shops ! Few but... More 

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