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Patriarch's Pond

Mal. Bronnaya Ulitsa, Moscow, Russia
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Ranked #45 of 1,380 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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Cyprus
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
35 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
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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105 helpful votes 105 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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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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Canada/Russia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Leipzig, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

The location of the first scene of Bulgakov's work of art, The Master and Maragrita, and there is a sign to commemorate this fact. A lovely pond and park in the heart of a Moscow suburb with a restaurant at one end. Even if you haven't read Bulgakov it's a lovely little oasis for a rest on a park bench... More

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

it is a cosy place to strall around in all seasons. the place has some magic atmosphere, filled with bulgakov's novels. a number of good restraunts and cafes in the area.

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