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Old Arbat (Stary Arbat)

Arbat Ulitsa | Arbatskaya Metro, Moscow, Russia
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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.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good29%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“souvenir shops” (48 reviews)
“nice street” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Arbat Ulitsa | Arbatskaya Metro, Moscow, Russia
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"souvenir shops"
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"pedestrian street"
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"nice street"
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"street musicians"
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"russian dolls"
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"red square"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe Arbat is not the top spot anymore, but you still will find most things you are looking for. Hard Rock Cafe, Black Star Burgers, banks and pubs, eateries and clothing stores. Plus ... there are not too many tourists around. Check it out!

Thank Marc E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This pedestrian street in the historical centre of Moscow is one of the oldest streets in the city and home to the Pushkin's house and museum. I was hoping Arbat Street had kept more of its old street charm. Instead there were many fast food...More

Thank Lynn B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old Arbat Street is the artsy-fartsy street in Moscow, you can find lots of street performers, flash mobs, artists, mascots and touristy shops as well as pubs, restaurants and coffee shops here. It's a nice place to go get a coffee and stroll.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So, this street has it all. It is worth your while to pick up a hotel in the vicinity, as all you need is right up here. Resraurants, pubs, souvenirs, other knick knacks.. And there also is a 24 hour convenience store, which is rather...More

Thank BhawaniPathania
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Plenty of places along here to drop into and have a drink. Numerous souvenir shops dotted throughout but the overzealous attitude of the staff in there put you off wanting to look at anything extensive. Restaurants including an American-style diner with Elvis figurines outside and...More

Thank Greg W
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

It was cold in the beginning of January in Moscow :) Old Arbat is a beautiful old Moscow street, for the New Years (and I guess for 2 more weeks after :) they had decorations, all kinds of lights decorating the street (it was done...More

Thank Olantro
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Well...it's a part of history of Moscow...check out Victor Tsoi wall just off Arbat, the grafittied wall of the hero of modern Russian music. They kept trying to paint it over and his fans kept painting it back. The rest of the street is strictly...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Via Moscow's justifiably famous subway, to Arbat Street, where a 19th century posh neighborhood is re-awakening from its 20th century neglect...attracting Muscovites for a week-end stroll, like Barcelona's Rambla. Street performers, Hari Krishnas, statues (some live!)....great kaleidoscope of the "Russian people". Ending up at the...More

Thank FMPDZ
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

A pedestrian street in the historical centre of Moscow. About one kilometre long. It dates back to the 15th century. So, it ranks as one of the oldest surviving streets of Moscow. It was rebuilt after Napoleon's occupation of Moscow. What about the 19th and...More

Thank Betty P
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Tons of artists on the street and a historic district that’s worth the walk down memory lane. There’s a good number of places for food, coffee, and to buy souvenirs.

Thank Sean S
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Crowds of tourists, both local and international take
in Old Arbat and its modern and gigantic peer – New
Arbat. One reason visitors keep coming is no doubt
Konstantin Melnikov’s famous private house, now open
to the public and worthy of a visit. After exploring
one of the oldest parts of Moscow, avoid the crowds
and turn to the side streets and boulevards where
calmness and affordable food is plentiful.
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Take the Metro at Biblioteka Lenina and get off at Smolenskaya...you get to troll the entire Arbat street...all the best!
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