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Patriarch's Pond

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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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Description: 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 Park in Leafy Green Neighbourhood

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

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

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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Lytham St Annes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

If you have ever read Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita, this is a must as being the first scene and encounter with the main characters. The area is a throwback to old Moscow and the cafe Behemot is another great link with the book. It also serves great beer

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It"s an amasing place just in the centre of Voscow. Very quiet, although almost always full of people. Some good restaurants are neaby. There is also a monument to Russian writer Krylov with some scenes from his works.

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Pretoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Here you can relax with pleasure. It is unbelievable that such a nice pond is in the middle of all the buildings. When next to the pond the trees that surround the pond sort off cuts you off from the city and all the buildings and you feel like you are somewhere far from the city.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This is my absolutely lovely place. I like it very much. Since May till September you can go there, sit across the pond and enjoy the life together with your friends or girl and bottle of wine or beer.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Its just a tiny pond in the middle of residential area, surrounded by residential buildings / cars. It will take you 10 minutes to walk around it max. Don't expect much. Its a nice before/after dinner strolls - tons of hip places on streets next to it. Crowd is weird - plenty Birkin bags mixing with local bums and hipsters.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A lovely place to relax and escape the madness. You must go!!! We went when there was an Easter event on and it was a great atmosphere.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Surrounded by modern restaurants like Uilliam's, «I Love Cake» and Pavilion, Patriarch Ponds area is also one of the main settings of Mikhail Bulgakov's novel The Master and Margarita.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

May be come in summer with trees and avoid spring time if you can Only one restaurant worth it ! The rest is typically a pond What do u find attractive in a pond Don't waist your time go to GORKY PARK AND ENJOY A REAL PARK

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