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Old Arbat (Stary Arbat)

Arbat Ulitsa | Arbatskaya Metro, Moscow, Russia
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Arbat Ulitsa | Arbatskaya Metro, Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I really liked the place. A lot of souvenir shops, coffee shops, street singers who sing and play. You can visit it 24/7

Thank Masha B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Best bit about this street was the buskers as most of the shops sold the same overpriced tourist gifts and souvenirs. We did however find a couple of decent cafes for snacks or lunch.. Worth a wander if you have time.

Thank Davie R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The street where our hostel was. Interesting and lively, plenty of cafes, shops and street entertainers. Great for walking.

Thank Nina1981812
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had taken the Metro to the far end of the street, so that we could walk back towards the Kremlin. where we were meeting our tour group later. An easy couple of stops on the Metro, we soon were wandering along the street. However,...More

1  Thank Sandra and Alan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tourist shops, overpriced novelty gifts, average cafes. Nice at night when the lights are on and the architecture is interesting.

Thank Clare F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not sure what others see in this area. It is a street lined with souvenir stores. They all have the same junk as the one before. This area was also way more expensive than other places we shopped at closer to the Kremlin. Also,...More

1  Thank Aroundtheworld8075
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

...its hard to not like whatever you get to see. This stretch of a road with all the history and buildings around, is a must visit once you are around. Plus, you probably will come across it automatically anyhow.

Thank Ba0zi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice street where you can walk around enjoying the numerous cafes lots of souvenir shops an ideal half day trip in Moscow

Thank drgopirao
Reviewed 18 April 2017

It is a must visit for those who intend to buy souvenirs. From cheap souvenirs sold at street kiosks to elegant large stores. Situated near the Kremlin, Arbat Street (or Old Arbat Street) is one of the city's most famous streets and one of the...More

Thank Hasnah1962
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We visited Arbat on a rainy and cold afternoon in April. Many shops were closed, barely anyone was on the street and the atmosphere was not what we had expected from the guides and the reviews. Mid-April is probably just the wrong time of the...More

Thank Dudo2
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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IrmaOspina R
hi, how can i go to Arbat st from red square?
11 March 2015|
Response from Richard L | Reviewed this property |
Take the Metro at Biblioteka Lenina and get off at Smolenskaya...you get to troll the entire Arbat street...all the best!
هل السوق رخيص وهل هناك مجال للمفاصلة بالاسعار والاهم هل المكان أمن ولا خوف من السكان المحليين وبالاجمال هل ترى موسكو امنه
4 May 2017|
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Здравствуйте! скажите, пожалуйста, а можно ли на Старом Арбате продавать картины (ручной работы)?? очень хочется найти покупателя, но, к сожалению, пока еще не нашла ценителей такого искусства....
18 February 2016|
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Response from Strannik123 | Reviewed this property |
Конечно можно там часто продают картины прямо на улице
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