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If you're in the market for tacky souvenirs, stroll down this cobblestone street, which retains elements of its once elegant past, but is now mostly souvenir stalls, performing artists and outdoor cafes.
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Arbat Ulitsa | Arbatskaya Metro, Moscow, Russia
District Central (TsAO)
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As a foreigner, you always want to make sure that you are in a safe environment. Old Arbat street is perfectly safe and there are plenty of souvenir shops, restaurants, candy and chocolate shops, and many more to visit. When you come visit as a...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank uhsigmanu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at the Hard Rock along this pedestrian mall. The street was neat, clean and lined with many shops, many of which were selling the Russian dolls. There were a number of sculptures there. There were benches provided along the street and it is...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ZhaoXiuMei
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very pretty street with tourist souvenir shops some regular shopping like Nike and lots of places to eat. You can get Russian food and American food like Kristy Kreme. There are tons of stores on the side streets, and a mall nearby. You can spend...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 12 October 2019

I wouldn't make a point of coming here. It's just like a lot of other tourist streets anywhere with souvenir shops, street performers and people dressed up who grab your attention and try to make you pay for a photo.

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank BackinBracknell
Reviewed 10 October 2019

As soon as we arrived we headed out from our hotel to explore and ended up here, this is the kind of place I wasn't expecting in Moscow, on a Saturday night there were so many street performers from the rubbish people in dress up...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Steviefull
Reviewed 29 September 2019

Lovely place to visit when in Moscow. Great place for an evening stroll, nice cafes and shops to visit.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 27 September 2019

It's ok to walk down this pedestrian street and feel totally safe. However it is a real tourist trap so be aware of pickpockets and keep your possessions close. Plenty of souvenir shops and cafe/restaurants where most things are in English, Chinese and Russian and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Steve-and-Andie
Reviewed 12 September 2019

We really didn't enjoy our visit here. We were harassed to buy things in the shops and shadowed the whole time. Just didn't feel good about being there so left.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Sandi M
Reviewed 3 September 2019

very interesting place to visit & highly recommended! a lot of shops, restaurants & cafes available there! If you are searching to buy some souvenirs, this place is one of the recommended places to get some!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank JenanJamal
Reviewed 21 August 2019 via mobile

Pedestrian road with lots of souvenir shops and street vendors and artists. Lots of cafe to sit outdoors and some nice restaurants in the area. Long road and always busy nice to walk the length of it.

Date of experience: August 2019
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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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2 June 2019|
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Response from onova2014 | Reviewed this property |
From metro Arbatskaya or Smolenskaya.
5 October 2018|
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Response from waqaspai | Reviewed this property |
its almost open 24 hours - but peak time is evening 6 pm - 1 am.
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Response from AnisahM | Reviewed this property |
The red square is your best bet,, amazing at night and full with people until after midnight, it feels very safe in general even late in the evening.