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Old Arbat (Stary Arbat), Moscow
(2.9/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
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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  • If you aim to shop, this is not the place. Good ambience, mainly for photographs, hanging out, walking hand-in-hand, especially in winter. There are some decent souvenir shops, but those are available...  more »
  • A nice street of memories of old Moscow; every stop of it is memorable and nice to see. Pushkin house is in the middle of the street which is a must seen museum. 
  • After the prohibitions of street musicians and artists, street has become faceless. And if they appear, here comes the police and wanders at their heels. Souvenir shops are filled with Chinese crafts, cheap, but sold dear. Previously loved watching different painting, now it has become smaller. Yes, there are sometimes there's something happens, someone dances and sings, but, apparently, because it is forbidden, they somehow pass-passing do it. And it is not clear to whom it is intended. Institutions with power accessories, which are all over the city, nothing special there. Ordinary stores there with inflated prices. In General, the Moscow authorities did everything to kill the spirit of this street ...
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