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Patriarch's Pond

Mal. Bronnaya Ulitsa, Moscow, Russia
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Ranked #60 of 1,527 Attractions in Moscow
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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... more » 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. « less
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Dublin, Ireland
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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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Berlin, Germany
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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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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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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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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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Moscow, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Really lovely park with intresting statues and other quirky details with a hint for Bulgakov fans here and there. But even if you've never read anything written by him, it still is a lovely park around Tverskaya area you will stumble upon sooner or later.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

It is a pretty park in the centre of Moscow just minutes from Pushkin Square and the busy Garden Ring Road. Lovely place to people watch all year round and skate on the pond in the winter.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

Dont't just sit at the pond imagining the scenes from Master and Margarita. Take a walk through the neighboring little streets to see the old Moscow.

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