In every city steeped in history there is always a street which attracts tourists like a magnet. This is a place filled with spirit of its own, while buildings bordering it and side-streets stemming from it each have a story to tell. In Moscow it is Old Arbat or simply Arbat – one of oldest and most popular walking streets. Today Arbat is as important landmark as Red Square, the Bolshoi Theatre and St. Basil Cathedral.
This place is exciting in many ways. It is not a fixed monument to history, but a living, ever-changing space. Since 1986 Arbat Street is fully pedestrian and attracts artists and performers of different kinds, tourists and locals – everyone can find something interesting there.
It is not only the place where you can enjoy the beautiful artworks and hand made items, but also meet people who represent a variety of cultures of the ex USSR republics. In addition to different characters you may get acquainted with the true Russians, who are open minded and friendly, so that you have a unique opportunity to feel yourself Russian.