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Old Arbat (Stary Arbat)

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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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It may be full of tourists, but it has what many tourists are looking for.

Good for a walk, good for a snack,or a coffee or a meal or for history. As with anywhere it's not so nice when it's wet and windy! Mostly clear of vehicles, but there are roads... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Good for a walk, good for a snack,or a coffee or a meal or for history. As with anywhere it's not so nice when it's wet and windy! Mostly clear of vehicles, but there are roads to cross and the cars don't like stopping, except to park in the way! One end is opposite the Arbatskaya Metro and the other... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

There's plenty of shops each one selling pretty much the same souvenirs and postcards and the prices are cheaper as you go further down the street. Not sure if I would go out of my way to see it but from a historical point of view, Arbat is one of the oldest streets in Moscow and now a pedestrian zone

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A place that you can walk, have a drink or snack in one of the café-bars and to buy souvenirs.A very clean pedestrian as all streets in Russia though they have one million tourists ! Very peacefull and relaxing ! We enjoyed every minute.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is place to visit if y you want to purchase souvenirs for family and friends. There are a lot of shops to do this and make sure you visit multiple shops before finally going ahead and purchasing something. Also make sure you bargain, this holds true for anything in Russia taxi of other stuff from shops. Generally they quote... More 

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Tehran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

great atmosphere, best place to buy souvenir and enjoy a coffee :) if you are planning to buy souvenirs do not buy them in the first shop! there are lots of varieties and different prices!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

You could buy all u need as a souvenir in best prises here in this streat.visit this streat in saturday night.its lovelyyyyyy The prises are mire cheaper than st petersporg.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A cute prominade with lots of Caffes and restaurants. also, some street vendors who do art on place. Honestly, i went there because of the excellent Shake Schack joint, and it was worth going there for that purpose only ..:) but nevertheless, the street is indeed charming and worth a visit or even 2 (day and night). get down on... More 

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Antalya, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

it was nice to see and walk in Old Arbat. there are lots of shops to buy gifts for family and for friends but the problem is all shops selling same thing and all from China.

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Caesarea, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Arbat is a nice street for a short visit (The northern part is nicer) but its definitely not one of Moscow's "Must sites"...

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

When you are in Moscow you should not miss out on visiting Old Arbat-- "CHANDNI CHOWK OF MOSCOW". Paintings, Old Books-sometimes rare, artists, Musicians, Souvenir Shops ( where a good bargain is name of the game), eateries of all varieties ( do try our Hard Rock Café), People enjoying life, opportunity for a leisurely walk - -- you name it... More 

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Address: Arbat Ulitsa | Arbatskaya Metro, Moscow, Russia
Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Central Russia  >  Moscow

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