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Old Arbat (Stary Arbat), Moscow

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An iconic walkway for visitors to the city, Old Arbat (Stary Arbat) represents one of Moscow's oldest streets and maintains some of its historical characteristics. With origins dating back to the 15th century, this cobblestone route has been used for hundreds of years and was converted into a pedestrian zone in the 1980s. Famous for its souvenir shops, it is also a popular place for bars, restaurants, artists, and street performers. If you enjoy tourist centers, need to pick up some gifts, or want to see an old surviving part of the capital, explore this busy street. Don't miss the charming statue of "bard" singer Bulat Okudzhava, whose song about Arbat is a Russian classic. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Old Arbat (Stary Arbat) and many more Moscow attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Moscow vacation planner.
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  • 30 years ago to Moscow, Arbat Street is filled with artist who paints and every step that they'd show the pictures they take with the hilarious and from there to the price. Now I think that old air decreased. Still, painters, but that's not how I imagined quality, a bit commercial. But they continue to perform with musicians at the same speed.
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  • The famous pedestrian street of the picturesque old Moscow. Ideal for walks. There are many souvenir shops, cafés.
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  • Long street filled with shops, restaurants and pubs. Struck me particularly the absence in winter of tables outside of the premises. I understand that it's cold, but in many parts of the world is solved with stoves and plaid.
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