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Patriarch's Pond

Address: Mal. Bronnaya Ulitsa, Moscow, Russia
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Ranked #44 of 1,332 Attractions 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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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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19 helpful votes 19 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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67 helpful votes 67 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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Pros: Great place to go through a walk. Fun statues that relate to children stories. Area is also the location of part "Master and Margarita." Bathrooms are there. Shaded benches available. Cons: One loop around the entire park takes less than 10 minutes at average walking pace. Summary: This is a nice place to take a short walk on the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Maybe not a tourist spot, but just a nice local public pond in a nice neighbourhood in Moscow centre, tucked away from loud traffic, with narrow streets and pretty buildings. And yes, I read Master & Margarita, and came here to sit on the bench to imagine the first scene again. Definitely worth the visit!

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