Old Arbat street 

The  Arbat  is a true symbol of old Moscow , and has recently celebrated its 500th anniversary. First time , its name was mentioned in the city  chronicles in 1493.Until the 1960s the Arbat was  Moscow’s main westward  artery. Initially there were many slobodas (settlements) . The names of nearby lanes  – Khlebniy(Bread),Skatertniy (Tablecloth), Serebryaniy ( Silver), Plotnikov (Capenters) etc . Since the second half of 18th century the Arbat became the most aristocratic  quarter of the city .

Old Arbat street
Old Arbat street

In 1986 the Arbat  was repaved  as the first pedestrian  street in Moscow.   nowadays , its a busy   full of cafes , souvenir shops . You ll find there lacquered boxes of all kinds , wood carving  items , filigreed metalwork , embroidery wooden spoons, dishes , samovars  and so on .The works of Khokhloma, Palekh, Fedoskino are  richly displayed in the shops .

Also , you can find  some place to have lunch . All kinds of cuisine   can be found there from fast food  till Indian and of  course  Russian one.

Old Arbat street
Old Arbat street

Old Arbat street is from  the  “must see” list

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