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Patriarch's Pond

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Address: Mal. Bronnaya Ulitsa, Moscow, Russia
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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Very tranquill

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Miami Beach, Florida
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26 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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Moscow, Russia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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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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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
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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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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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