Around the New Arbat

Old Arbat

Old Arbat (November 2012)

The pedestrian street of Ulitsa Arbat, which is commonly called Old Arbat to distinguish it from Ulitsa Novy Arbat (New Arbat Street), is one of the most famous streets in Moscow. The street has existed since at least the 15th century and became Moscow's first pedestrian zone in the 1980s. Since then it has become a favourite spot for both locals and tourists. In addition to Old Arbat's book and souvenir stalls, street performers also gather here. Located on the street are many bars, restaurants and fast-food establishments, as well as the Vakhtangov Theatre.

sights by districts  sights in Arbat District

Location Ulitsa Arbat
Metro Arbatskaya, Smolenskaya