Arbat Street, Moscow
Arbat street is a very popular landmark for shoping. We found many strret vendors and stalls, souvenirs, restaurants...
I bought some matriushkas and the beautiful pink raincoat you can see at the pic. It started raining, and I prefered to look ridiculous than to get wet!!
At number 33, you can visit the house where Pushkin lived in 1831.
I also recommend a stroll along NOVY ARBAT STREET. Shopping, clubbing, gambling, eating, drinking - everything is for you! Besides, it is parallel to one of the symbols of my city - ARBAT STREET, which is only for pedestrians. In the picture you can enjoy the general view over Novy Arbat. On the foreground there is one of the best restaurants in Moscow - 'The Prague' with a good reputation and delicious cuisine.
I am at a loss to advise, because a lot in Moscow are worth seeing. But you should not miss Arbat. My favourite route is along ARBAT STREET - just to see people, look at the buildings of great architectural interest, listen to the street musicians, have your portrait or caricature drawn. Here you feel the atmosphere of our city. Side-streets of Arbat are also picturesque. The other route I enjoy is down TVERSKAYA STREET from PUSHKIN SQUARE to MANEZHNAYA SQUARE . You may visit the WAX MUSEUM and see the figures of outstanding historic people and our contemporaries. You may also have a rest in TEATRALNAYA SQUARE, where the BOLSHOY THEATRE is situated. And visit the MOSCOW CIRCUS!
It's difficult to tell about Moscow in brief, so, if you are interested - welcome to my travelogues.
Moscow Circus is really unique, it is famous all over the world, and it is so typical of Russia. But if you asked my opinion - I would say I hate circus, but it's my personal opinion. I hate experiments with animals!
Arbat owes its name to Oriental merchants: 'Rabad' is Arabic for suburb, and this part of Moscow was just that in the 14th –16th centuries. Arbat took on its final shape after the 1812 fire. The Russian noble families - the Sheremetevs, Ostermans, Bobrinskys - lived there. The mansion of Count Bobrinsky at No. 37 is among the surviving buildings. Pushkin and his young wife briefly lived at 53 Arbat. Recently, Arbat has been turned into a pedestrian zone of shops and cafes.
Walk on Old Arbat. Good bars small resturants. Street entertainers. The stuff tourist buy. Always negotiate the prices for souveneirs.
You meet intersting people. There is no traffic on the street. Normally closed to all vehicles. Colourful buildings and shops.
Monument famous Russian bard Bulat Okudzhava on Arbat street.
More about this person here - http://www.bokudjava.ru/
Many different cafes and restaurants on Arbat. And here is good place to buy souvenirs. Sellers know different languages
Arbart Street or "Ulitsa Arbat" was pedestrianized in 1985. The street is lined with shops, restaurants and cafes.
Exploring old downtown streets in the vicinity of Arbat is another must for any visitor of the city.