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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
Fee: No

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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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... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank flare31
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Belgrade, Serbia
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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
Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

That is the place we were mesmerised of, when we saw it for the first time, been in Moscow. It has got rather good location, in one affluent residential area, in the downtown Presnensky District of Moscow. Near is Garden Ring Avenue, Tverskaya Ulitsa with its business district and from that reason in the area of Patriarch's Pond live the... More 

Thank Oleg Y
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Visiting Moscow, if you are feeling like taking a little break from the loud sounds of this crazy city, this place is the ideal location.

Thank Ho S
Rhodes, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Very nice area with a nice tiny park but cute! The surrounding area is very fashionable with small cafes and small restaurants that u can have a quick snack of coffee!

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

An interesting break with good pieces of sculpture, in order to relax and feel the ambience of the novel the master and Margarita, before and after visiting the lot of house- museums in the same neighbourhood.

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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.