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Old Arbat (Stary Arbat)

Address: Arbat Ulitsa | Arbatskaya Metro, Moscow, Russia
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Ranked #86 of 1,681 things to do in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Historic walking areas, Flea & street markets, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: If you're in the market for tacky souvenirs, stroll down this cobblestone street, which retains...
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Historic walking areas, Flea & street markets, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Shiraz
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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Miami Beach, Florida
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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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Kursk, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

When yoou walk down this street you can feel the atmosphere of never-ending holiday. I was surprised at the price of souveniers which appaired to be quite reasonable.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Arbat Street was suggested by one of my Russian colleagues to visit. Arbat street is a long street, about a kilo meter. There are many restaurants and Shops on either side. There is a great Georgian place in front of an Indian Restaurant(Taj Mahal). Both of the them are great. There are many Souvenir shops in the street. All those... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

A walk down this road is fun. Yes it's very touristy - got it's usual buskers and souvenir shops, but there's always a fun atmosphere. Only 15 mins walk from Red Square.

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Dresden, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Sad and scary, full of muggers, fake "attractions" made specially for tourists. Restaurants are expensive and made for mass tourism ... Boooooring

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Rooftops
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed strolling through the more than 1km long of eateries and souvenir shops splashed on both sides of the street. This is one of the oldest roads in the city. The street was made into a pedestrian only thoroughfare in the 1980's and gained momentum as a tourist attraction embracing artists of all kinds to both... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Old Arbat is a lively street with cafes, bars and restaurants and lots of souvenir shops. There are also street performers, artists making portraits (you can get one done of yourself), magicians etc all over the street. its a nice place to spend an evening. We lived very close by on our trip to Moscow, so ended up eating here... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

A nice stroll down a pedestrianised street but overwhelmed by tourist shops selling Russian Dolls. Could have been Disneyland selling Mickey Mouse rather than the Russian Dolls. Cafés and restaurants were all geared up for passing tourist trade. Difficult to make an educated guess as to which one may be worthwhile. When the sun is out worth a beer at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Arbat street was enough interesting but did not meet my expectation . I was following for a complete feeling of Russia and her culture but I never can say I found what I intended . any how Arbat is enough enjoyable for a walking at the evening , may be a dinner in a restaurant in the street , you... More 

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