"Old Arbat Street" Moscow Favorite Tip by dlandt

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  Old Arbat
by dlandt

Favorite thing: This is the only tourist street in the city and might be your only chance to do some souvenier shopping. There are a certain number of steet musicians and performers as well as an eclectic variety of international cuisine. My Russian hosts said this street is known for having good-priced restaurants.

Fondest memory: Sadly, the souveniers here are all very high end. Finding a couple of cheap refrigerator magnets or shot glasses is difficult, they prefer the pricier matroschka dolls. Some English is spoken here, but not a whole lot, its really geared for the Russian tourist not the international tourist.

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 25, 2004
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