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Moscow's Arbat District

A half-day in Moscow's bohemian neighbourhood.
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Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 3.1 miles
Duration: Half day

Overview :  This district is centered around the pedestrian Arbat Street, one of the oldest streets in Moscow. For a very long time Arbat was the ... more »

Tips:  Bring your camera.

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Points of Interest

1. Pushkin Apartment Museum

The revered poet Alexander Pushkin lived here for a while and today the building houses the Pushkin Apartment Museum. Dedicated to one of Russia’s best poets, the museum gives an insight into Pushkin’s life and work.
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Admission: 80 RUB

Hours:
Tuesday-Sunday: 10am-6pm
Closed the last Friday of the month.

Address:
Arbat Street 53
Moscow,... More

A fast food restaurant on the first floor and a more expensive restaurant on the second, this venue is a well-known landmark in Moscow. The namesake Zhiguli beer is brewed on the site and served in the minimalistic interior.
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Hours:
Sunday-Thursday: 10am-2am
Friday-Saturday: 10am-4am

3. Prague

House No. 2 on Arbat Street is one of the best known Moscow restaurants. Prague is a popular hangout for artists. Chekhov received his congratulations after the premiere of "Three Sisters" in that very eatery. Currently under renovation, visitors can take a quick peek inside.
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Address:
Arbat Street 2
Moscow

4. Gogol Monument

Take a picture by the statue of Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol, a Russian novelist and dramatist. Erected in 1909 at Gogolevsky Boulevard, the monument was moved to Donskoy Monastery in 1951. In 1959, it was moved again to Nikitsky Boulevard close to the house No. 7 in which Gogol lived for four years and later passed away.
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Address:
Nikitsky... More

Shchusev Museum of Architecture features world architecture with emphasis on Russian. The collection includes drawings and sculptures from previous centuries to the current times.
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Admission: 50 RUB

Hours:
Tuesday-Sunday: 11am-7pm

Address:
Bol’shoy Nikolopeskovsky pereulok 11
Moscow, 121002