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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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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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Anushka has already spilled the oil

If you know the quote than you will love this spot where the famous novel Master and Margarita starts ;-) Stroll to the nearby Bulgakov house.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you know the quote than you will love this spot where the famous novel Master and Margarita starts ;-) Stroll to the nearby Bulgakov house.

Thank kamasaz
Tbilisi, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice small pond to stroll around and have a coffee. Nothing spectaculair but very pleasant. Nice shade and a hip crowd

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found this to be a great place to walk around and clear my head. It was never full of people but there were usually a lot of families and couples strolling around together. A nice place for a relaxing afternoon.

Thank Christopher J
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you've heard of Krylov, or, God forbid, read Bulgakov, the place will be much more meaningful. Otherwise, a nice pond to walk around, and some nice restaurants in the area.

Thank Victor A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Just walk around town to discover new places and feel new emotions I've arrived here nice place a nice caffe to be tried, real good atmosphere , I will love to share this place to the woman I love to spend a few hour's in relax

Thank HarleyDavidOrlando
Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

You definatelly know that this place is situated in the novel Master and Margarita by MIchail Bulgakov (his museum is just round the corner dfrom the Pond) but this is not only for the famous novel. This place is very popular for the locals since there is always a lot of people, trees, children, nice bars and restaurants, caffees. Also,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This is quite small pond with nothing special to see here. If you are familiar with Pushkin though there are a lot of sculpture groups by his tales. Some interesting ones :)

Thank Alex T
Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

One of my favourite places in Moscow. Quiet, beautiful and in a lovely neighbourhood! Make sure you find the reference to Master and Margarita!

Thank Aida R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

The Patriach's pond is hidden between the large buildings of Moscow ,the nearest metro station is Mayakovskaya. When you visit it just relax and enjoy the nature around you. The pond is amazing along with the ducks , gooses and swans which are swimming there.. You must visit...

Thank Roberto P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Very pretty small lake, in the heart of the city. Near the Tverskaya street. Good place to relax and unwind. Home of couple of swans and some ducks. Recommended.

Thank Aleksandar S

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Patriarch Ponds
When you need to hide from the city’s noise and traffic but don’t want to stroll too far, Patriarch Ponds is the place to be. Calm water, friendly swans and ducks with beautiful early 20th century architecture in the background make this neighborhood a place you’ll never want to leave. Besides stylish bars and restaurants scattered in the streets around the pond, you’ll be able to enjoy museum life from modern art to a former private apartment of Mikhail Bulgakov. As most of the businesses are open late, stop for a cocktail and then stroll by the pond to rent a boat and row yourself to the middle of the “bowl” as the locals call it.