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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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nice place to spend some time

old arbat street was very close to our hotel. many pubs and restaurants. also many "attractions" like street artists or painters (bit like place du tertre in paris). also not so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We did this not once but twice. It's about a mile walk from Red Square but definitely doable. Lots of souvenir shops, street musicians and restaurants. It's fun to just window-shop and soak in a nice summer evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Loved wandering along here! Wonderful atmosphere, lots of places to eat. A must-see when you are spending even just a couple of days in Moscow!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

old arbat street was very close to our hotel. many pubs and restaurants. also many "attractions" like street artists or painters (bit like place du tertre in paris). also not so far from city center. big advantage : no cars allowed

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Nothing to buy, nothing to see. Just some old stores with ceramics and some souvenirs! And the buildings are just ordinary. Thats all!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The 1-km-long street is packed with shops and live performance. I went there to find souvenirs and a coffee shop to enjoy my afternoon. I had one terrible incident over here though. I didn't know that when people in the costumes (like panda, lion, mickey mouse, etc.) came over & take photo with me would cost up to 500 rubles!... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Our hotel was just around the corner of the old Arbat. I heard a lot about this famous street - but it is quite disappointing - comparing to pedestrian streets in Western cities - it is pretty boring - few shops, restaurants and coffees shops. Waste of time. The only advantage - the Starbuck here offers soy milk, which is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The Stary Arbat is about a km long end-to-end and was described to me as the Montmartre of Moscow. i have to say it is similar to Montmartre but lacks the charm. It is very touristy with many souvenir shops interspersed with cafes and drugstores, similar to many walking streets in Europe. its a nice way to spend a quiet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

listen to music.. watch people.. have a beer.. its a street with giftshops, restaurants, bars, antique stores.. the whole touristy shebang..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a beautiful area to visit in Moscow. Enjoy the stroll, shop and people watch. You are not far from the Kremlin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Classic tourist street, you can buy souvenirs listen to musicians playing around and eat in restaurants along the street! It is awake until very late in night so a good place to spend the time rather than the hotel room!

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

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