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Patriarch's Pond

Address: Mal. Bronnaya Ulitsa, Moscow, Russia
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Ranked #52 of 1,681 things to do in Moscow
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This green space in central Moscow is great for people-watching and an ideal spot for some rest and...
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This green space in central Moscow is great for people-watching and an ideal spot for some rest and relaxation. The park’s pond also serves as an ice rink in the winter and is home to swans in the summer.

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Moscow, Russia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Well worth a stroll around the pond in the trees. It was the setting for the beginning of the fabulous book The Master and the Margarita. In winter its often turned in to a skating rink

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Moscow, Russia
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657 attraction reviews
586 helpful votes 586 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Although the name in Russian states, that there are pnds, in fact there is just one pond. High-end housing is around end. Nearby there are plenty of nice shops and restaurants. There is romantic cafe on its shore. For Russians the name of the pond reminds of the novel "Master and Margaret".

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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

If you ask me what I love about Moscow my answer would be Patriarch's Pond. If you visit in different times of the day, different seasons, you will experience different things. I like sitting here and thinking about life and observing people. Close to many nice restaurants and bars. Feels safe.

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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

This was the first place we tried to find after dropping our cases off at the hotel, we we staying just off Tverskaya street, the pond was only about 10/15 minutes walk from pushkinskaya metro. It was a tranquil place , there was lots of couples walking about and taking photos, it's well worth a visit.

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I stayed close to the area and visited the office right in the area. So it was a 10 minutes walk for me to headed over to this pond since I've walked the red square a few times. It's worth of a visit if you are not far from the area. But I am not sure about the worthiness if... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

If, like me, you are in awe of the master work of Mikhail Bulgakov - 'The Master and Margarita' - then no visit to Moscow is complete without a visit here, to Patriarch's Pond, the location of the opening scene of that masterpiece. The 'A' tram still runs close by. The Russian's surprised me with their sense of humour on... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The area is full of nice expat style restaurants with a great flair at night. Make sure to have dinner and a late afternoon stroll in the area.

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Cyprus
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140 reviews 140 reviews
21 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

A gem in Moscow city for a relaxing day out. Nice cafes nearby as well. There's a small kids playground which attracts families too. Parking might be hard but who needs cars in Moscow.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

Came here in April when it was very sunny but the pond was still frozen.All the trees were bare as well but there was still plenty of people here and it was still very pleasant.Little bit of an oasis in a busy city.

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wiltshire uk.
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

A lovely place to meet people and to have a drink. Safe area in the center of Moscow. It's a great place to relax and talk about life and death or just get happy!

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