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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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  • A walking area! Promenade!!!! Lots of people painting pics, singing, dancing, playing on music instruments.  more »
  • its a pedestrian walkway in the old setting with a lot of eateries, souvenir shops and watering holes.. old setting, vintage buildings, interesting souvenirs and lot of life.. the floral settings of t...  more »
  • Pedestrian street with many bars and restaurants. Also there are many shops with souvenirs and street vendors who sell their artwork. There are entertainers who entertain passers-by.  more »