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Patriarch's Pond

Mal. Bronnaya Ulitsa, Moscow, Russia
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“small lake” (4 reviews)
“nice pond” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Mal. Bronnaya Ulitsa, Moscow, Russia
Patriarch Ponds
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

I love this place, it is so cute, little, cosy and romantic. The pond was like a fairytale illuminated in october with coloured lighted flowers. It is good for a stroll around it and in the neighborhood.

Thank Joost N
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I went to this place many times during my studet years in Moscow. I liked very much atmosphere. It was a calm place, with awesome location in the city center. I went there for a walks, for photo sessions and so on. Take an oportunity...More

Thank peterver2016
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The Patriarch’s neighborhood, is the area loved by former party leaders, expats, spies, poets, ministers, the nouveau riche and readers of Master and Margaret (soviet satire novel by M. Bulgakov if you skipped my previous post). It was here at the Patriarch Ponds (actually there...More

Thank Anna_Trestain
Reviewed 26 August 2016

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.

1  Thank kamasaz
Reviewed 8 August 2016

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

1  Thank jometdebanjo
Reviewed 29 July 2016

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.

1  Thank Christopher J
Reviewed 28 July 2016

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.

1  Thank Victor A
Reviewed 17 July 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...More

1  Thank HarleyDavidOrlando
Reviewed 13 July 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...More

1  Thank flare31
Reviewed 28 June 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 :)

1  Thank Alex T
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
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