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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Mal. Bronnaya Ulitsa, Moscow 123001, Russia
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Reviewed May 28, 2019

This is a small pond in Moscow's robust city centre. Even for those without knowledge of Russian literature, Patriarch's Ponds offers a respite from the busy urban life. The leafy pathway is dotted with statues of fairy tales.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Leonhkny
Reviewed April 20, 2019

A reason to come here would have been Mikhail Bulgakow, whose apartment-museum is not far away at the Bolshaya Sadovaya street, while the Patriarch's Pond features strongly in his chef d'oeuvre 'Master and Margarita'. The place got its name from a 17th century patriarch, who...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank saronic
Reviewed April 12, 2019

Patriarch's Pond is a really nice, quiet little park in the middle of the city. It's worth visiting for a short walk around the water and to take in the neighbourhood. And if you've read Master and Margarita then you definitely have to pay it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alex_2290
Reviewed March 30, 2019

That Pond is famous as was used in Bulgakov's work, so if you visited his apartment-museum, then it makes sense to come to Patriarch's Pond. If you didn't visit that museum, you still might want to come here to spend half-an-hour in a quiet spot...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank onova2014
Reviewed December 29, 2018

A nice place for meeting with friends, slow walks and and slow drinks in the local bars. It’s an island of quietness among the never ceasing activity of the city, where you feel like a Tesla after a night at the nuclear station.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

This is a pleasant little place, a welcome green spot in an urban area, all be it a pleasant urban area. There are a number of cafes and restaurants near by. What struck me is that I could walk around it in less than five...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

A delight on a cool summer evening. This is a popular, pleasant, walkable neighborhood near many theaters, so you’ll be seeing more Muscovites and not so many tourists. A lot of happy people enjoying the park, but you can spot the fans of Bulgakov’s novel...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Isaac L
Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

I live close to Patriarch’s Pond and I often come just to walk around the pond. In the winter people ice skate on the pond, in the summer people sit on the grass and relax. It is very near the museum of modern art and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Africache
Reviewed March 15, 2018

For those of tourists who are au fait with Makhail Bulgakov's masterpiece 'the Master and Margarita', this place has a prime importance as it all started at Patriarch's Ponds. Other than that, take your other half here to enjoy a lovely and peaceful walk near...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Alex P
Reviewed February 20, 2018

It's nice to come and contemplate the nature there. Neiborhood is full of cafes and restaraunts. I love to visit this oasis in the center of Moscow.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Алина Л
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