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Arbat Ulitsa Arbatskaya Metro, Moscow Russia
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SmolenskayaMoscow Metro6 min
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Save time and money and skip the lines at Moscow's best attractions with a Moscow CityPass. Valid for one, two, three, or five days, the pass offers you free entrance to 40 attractions throughout the Russian capital, including the Kremlin, State Historical Museum, and Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines, as well as tours by boat, bus, or foot. Explore Moscow at your own pace and to your own interests. Includes a guidebook and map.
$74.17 per adult
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saronic wrote a review Jul 2020
Zurich, Switzerland17,820 contributions1,634 helpful votes
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Hardly a visitor to Moscow will not go for a stroll through its most famous street, the first pedestrianised zone of the Soviet Union - since the early 1980's. Traffic from central Moscow around the Kremlin towards the west will now go through the much newer Novy Arbat street further north. The street, also known as 'Old Arbat', is about a kilometer long and goes from Arbatskaya Square to the west of the Kremlin wall towards Smolenskaya Square by the Garden Ring. With the cobblestones, its triple street lamp posts in retro style and the mostly end of late 19th/early 20th century architecture this makes for a very attractive walk. Unfortunately - in my eyes - and worse every year, it has also become a very touristy street. Besides restaurants and cafés there are also many souvenir shops, selling Russian dolls, uniforms and hats of the Soviet days and all kind of bric-à-brac. There are portratists and caricaturists, street musicians, beggars, acrobats, people reciting poetry, especially in front of the Monument to the local bard Bulat Okudhzava. There are sandwich men, often from Africa, with advertisement boards in front and back and many persons dressed up in funny ways - such as a giraffe, an ice cream cone, an austronaut or whatever annoying passersby. Public toilet boxes are available for 50 RUB. At both ends of the street are metro stations: Arbatskaya and Smolenskaya.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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KatrinaMolini wrote a review Apr 2020
Corciano, Italy7,307 contributions6,657 helpful votes
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Arbat is a very historical place. It’s one of the oldest surviving streets in Moscow and it’s very well known by all Russians and many tourists. It’s like a touristic avenue. There are plenty of souvenir stores (with good prices and many choices), small entertaining museums for fun, Starbucks coffee and other coffee shops and restaurants, street artists and so on. The street is stunning and lights up beautifully in the evening. The architecture of the buildings is amazing. There is a statue of Pushkin (with Goncharova) and also an Okudzhava statue. Both lived here. I’ve been here many times and each time it’s a pleasure to stroll here.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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ZBH88 wrote a review Feb 2020
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom1,198 contributions414 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our walk through old arbat. Lots of shops selling trinkets and souvenirs and a lots of restaurants with a variety of cuisines. The area was very clean with no litter and very little graffiti. Very refreshing and enjoyed by all.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Katarina Keita wrote a review Jan 2020
Moscow, Russia39 contributions30 helpful votes
Where can go the talanted people who living in Moscow? Of course, to the Arbat! If you want sing – you may sing, if you want dance – you may dance, if you want to draw – you may draw and a lot of other)
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Alejandro Álvarez wrote a review Jan 2020
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Went in winter, it was so nice with the mix of Christmas decorations, art, and snow. Even the snow was not a limitation for the painting shops as you can see in the picture
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Date of experience: December 2019
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