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Address: Novyy Arbat, Moscow, Russia
Activities: Shopping
Description: Lined with huge apartment buildings, this shoppers' thoroughfare is filled...
Lined with huge apartment buildings, this shoppers' thoroughfare is filled with elegant boutiques, fashionable bars and shopping malls.
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Modern shopping street

"Noviy" means new, so you get an idea how it was intended to be a modern interpretation of the existing Arbat (later called Old/"Stary" Arbat). It is like any other famous... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Worth seeing because of the 60s Soviet architecture. The street 'Propect Kalinina' was well known in the Soviet times. The Moscow House of Books, one of Moscow's largest book shops is here. Good selection of English books, helpful staff and souvenirs.

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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Like most streets designed to appeal to tourists, this one has just about everything you would expect. Good food, nice shops, and street vendors willing to sell you just about anything - for a price. Don't get me wrong - there are beautiful pieces of art, great souvenirs, and tasty places to eat along this road, but you must realize... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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158 reviews 158 reviews
104 attraction reviews
290 helpful votes 290 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

"Noviy" means new, so you get an idea how it was intended to be a modern interpretation of the existing Arbat (later called Old/"Stary" Arbat). It is like any other famous shopping street found in various capitals around the world, with an added bonus - when you people watch, observe how Russians dress up so well it puts the Parisians... More 

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Western Australia
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15 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I ventured down Novy Arbat today for a "quick look" as mentioned in other reviews great for ppl watching and souvenir shopping. Not a bad place for a coffee and a bite to eat as we did but that is about as exciting as this street gets. A lot of fuss over not much really.

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El Paso, Texas
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37 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Located only one block north of Old Arbat, New Arbat offers a modern choice of stores and restaurants. Don't forget to visit "Dom Knigi", or House of Books which is located ion it.

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Novorossiysk, Russia
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260 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Big and wide Novy Arbat is considered to be something opposite to Old one - there are a lot of cafes, shops, entertaining centres and of course people on it. I'd advise to go along this street to feel new Moscow spirit!;))

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Moscow, Russia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Here in Moscow we have TWO Arbat streets - Novy Arbat (New Arbat) and just Old Arbat - narrow Moscow street which prohibited for the bikes and cars and walk-only, well-known in Russia and CIS (and not only) tourist zone. Most of the photos here are from the Old Arbat, btw. If somebody will say that Arbat is silent -... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

I would say this is not the best place to visit in Moscow, only cafes and rests, nothing special, better go to Old Arbat

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Richmond, Virginia
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138 reviews 138 reviews
52 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

The people watching on new arabat is amazing. Russian women love to be seen at their best, and this place is like a modeling trolley. There are great places to eat, some great clubs, and shopping is okay, but no where close to some place like Chicago's miracle mile or even a very large mall in the US.

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Moscow, Russia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Some say that it was supposed to be the Russian Broadway during soviet times. Maybe so. But now it's just a business street.

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