Arbat of Samara

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Leningradskaya Street, or Samara Arbat as the locals call it after the famous pedestrian street in Moscow, is reminiscent of European pedestrian streets such as Stroget in Copenhagen or Crafton Street in Dublin. The street is located roughly one block down ulitsa Kuibysheva from Revolution Square. The pedestrian promenade has plenty fountains, flowerbeds, small shops and street musicians. Centuries-old buildings still standing from Samara's merchant past can be seen on either side of the street. These days, they're home to boutiques, restaurants and cafes. Local art featuring cityscapes by Samara artists can also be purchased here.