Arbat Street, Moscow
This street is actually quite ugly. On one side it has a post office, an official MTS office (if you eg bought a MTS phone number and need turning on roaming etc) and the famous bookstore (Dom Knigi). In Dom Knigi use the right entrance go straight ahead and up the stairs, then turn left. Here you find all the maps and guide books (a fair few of them in English too, they have a selection of LP and Rough Guide too). On the ground floor you find a card section which sells a variety of postcards.
On the other side are shops and casinos and you can cut across to Old Arbat street.
Later examples of interesting Soviet architecture are usually marked by their impressive size and the semi-Modernist styles employed, such as the Novy Arbat project, designed by Mikhail Posokhin.
Long time ago this street was a face of soviet Moscow... Now days you could visit this place just if you need to spend lots of many for shopping and casino....
Novy Arbatstreet in Moscow is the street of the casino's. I wouldn't advise going there, but it's nice to stroll around and watch the lights when it's dark outside.
Start your walk at metrostation Arbatskaya; the building of this station is one of the most extraordinarily of all.
Ulista Arbat is a pedestrian street that is more than a kilometre long. It is lined with clothing stores, restaurants, bars & cafes and of course souvenir shops.
There are also plenty of street entertainers and artists, along with pickpockets and the occasional dodgy looking person.
A great place for an afternoon stroll and a spot of window shopping.
Arbat Street is one of Moscow's most popular places for a short stroll. It's a pedestrian street which stretches between Arbatskya and Smolenskaya Square. The houses here a nicely renovated and some of them host museums and galleries. This is also the place to find all kinds of souvenirs.
Today Arbat is a pedestrian street with many shops, coffees and restaurants. This street became a favorite place of walk of the Muscovites. Artists organize here improvised spectacles, and painters varnishings. The Arbat street attracts also poets and small trades
When it comes to buying a souvenir of Moscow, the most popular choice seems to be a Gorby Doll, which is a twist on the popular Matrushka nested dolls. The quality varies tremendously, and so do the prices. A really fine example can have around 10 dolls and go all the way back as far as Ivan the Terrible. Popular figures to find in a set are Gorby, Yeltsin, Breznev, Krushchev, Lenin, Stalin, Catherine the Great, Peter the Great and Ivan the Terrible
Old Arbat- walk along this charming street, with its unique atmosphere. You'll see street vendors everywhere. They sell typical souvenirs, always at higher cost than in other places. You can always bargain though. Sit by a café and watch the people go by. Lovely.
New Arbat- a busy , yet pleasant street. There's a lot of shoarma stands in the street, where they make some delicious shoarma. Visit the Dom Knigi which is probably the biggest bookstore in Moscow.
Old arbat street is a nice place to have a walk, do shopping, buy souvenirs, meet funny people and enjoy street musicians. It's full of cafes, shops, restaurants. I like to go there for a walk before dinner.
The first historical records of Arbat relate to the year of 1493, the street was mentioned in an account of a major city fire. Most probably, the street name originates from the Arabic world for “suburb”. In the 19th century Arbat turned to be a favourite neighbourhood for Moscow’s nobility and creative intelligentsia, it was believed to number one noble for every seven ordinary residents.
Nice walking street with lots of souveniers. Nice restaurants. Perfomances. Interesting characters.
one of the most turistic places in Moscow is Arbat ulitsa...
This is a nice elegant street, where you can find a lot of souvenirs sellers, but also artists, musicians, painters, etc....
...it's very hard not to buy something....
We found Old Arbat a great place to walk and shop. There are plenty of stores to visit and if you're looking for something really "Russian", you should find it here.
A modern underground mall you may want to visit is the Manezh mall.
And don't forget to get to GUM!! It is just so big!!
Actually there are New Arbat and Stari Arbat, which are situated parallel to each other. Here's the picture od Stari Arbat, one of the most famous spots visited by tourists in the center of Moscow.
All sorts of souvenirs sell there. Also you can drop by one of the numerous cheap (or relatively cheap:D) cosy little restaurants or cafes:)
Come! You'll like its enchanting atmosphere!
The Arbat is a 1.25 km pedestrian shopping mall.
There are heaps of souvenir stalls along here offering interesting stuff.
I bought a few matrushka dolls and some trinket boxes. Beware of inflated prices.
It is ESSENTIAL to barter when you buy something here.
In the mid 80's Arbat became the first Moscow’s pedestrian street where cars are not allowed, the Old Arbat street. Over the years the street has developed into one of the most popular places in Moscow. In fact, this is a peculiar area of many small streets and lanes with beautiful 18-s and 19-s century mansions, museums, cafes and shops. You may meet here street artists or get into multiple smart clothes and souvenir shops, cafes, cultural centers, etc.