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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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  • Excellent spot to get all the moscow souvenirs for the family and friends. Great place to walk and soak up the atmosphere, lots of cafes and restaurants 
  • Average pedestrian street with no special unusual attraction. Shops are selling same touristic elements.You can eat here and there. Could invest more to show some special of old Moscow or of Moscow at...  more »
  • Cozy walk and look. Nothing wrong with that. Half day fine & entertainment in combination with new part.
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