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Patriarch's Pond

#33 of 1,994 things to do in Moscow
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Address: Mal. Bronnaya Ulitsa, Moscow, Russia
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This green space in central Moscow is great for people-watching and an...

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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Peaceful Place at Center

Nice place for resting, walking and laying down on grass near the lake.One of the best relaxing place at Center. For me during the summer best time visiting. Its between... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Moscow, Russia

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place for resting, walking and laying down on grass near the lake.One of the best relaxing place at Center. For me during the summer best time visiting. Its between Mayakovskaya and Pushinskaya metro.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We started our day's sightseeing from the Patriarch's Pond and what we found was truly delightful. The pond was completely frozen with a small number of people of all ages ice-skating or playing ice hockey. What we loved watching the most were the young kids sliding into the pond as if they were at a slide at a playground -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Sit yourself down with a book or newspaper on a park bench at Patriarch Ponds and imagine yourself at the scene of the crime from the opening of Master and Margarita. Not far from Bulgakov's flat.

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Thank Yanni_Pannimayoo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Heart of Moscow. But small quite streets and beautiful small lake. All the area of Bronnaya is full of nice restaurants and caffe. JUST HAVE A NICE WALK THERE. And then you can visit small Sem Sorok restaurant

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Tehran, Iran
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

It's a small n lovely park in city center ,nothing special ; I just like it because of master and margarita novel. It's near red square ,you can go there from red square.

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Thank nazanin m
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Patriarch's Pond is water surrounded by a boulevard with a walking pass. You need about 10-15 minutes only to get relaxing mood and refreshment in the middle of your busy trip across Moscow.

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Thank Sergey S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Its a beautiful park with a lake, most university student hang out there, recommended for nature lover traveller

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

This has been the area where I live in the last 11 years. The new sidewalks, bicycle roads, make up of the apartments, and a series of additions to the restaurant/bar mix makes this area the best in Moscow. The park itself is small but great for weekends for kids and adults alike.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

We could walk here from our hotel, the Marco Polo Presnja. We did one morning, and had the company of but a few runners, a couple of nannies with prams and some beautiful caramel coloured geese sleepily awakening on the pond. We very much enjoyed the larger than life sized bronze statues all around the park under the trees, by... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

A beautiful pond with a park in very central Moscow. Away from the crowd of the city, a good place to rest. There are nice cafes/restaurants around and a children's playground in the park. The only minus: sometimes there are too much drunken loud people there.

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Patriarch Ponds
When you need to hide from the city’s noise and traffic but don’t want to stroll too far, Patriarch Ponds is the place to be. Calm water, friendly swans and ducks with beautiful early 20th century architecture in the background make this neighborhood a place you’ll never want to leave. Besides stylish bars and restaurants scattered in the streets around the pond, you’ll be able to enjoy museum life from modern art to a former private apartment of Mikhail Bulgakov. As most of the businesses are open late, stop for a cocktail and then stroll by the pond to rent a boat and row yourself to the middle of the “bowl” as the locals call it.