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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 yesterday

This is the park where Satan appears in the Master and Margarita so we had to visit it. Nice and peaceful with some interesting sculpture. Nice for a sit down on a busy sight-seeing day.

Thank LoungerLondon
Reviewed 4 days ago

Earlier it was a beautiful place with good historic spirit, but now it terns to extra-fashinable plase with a lot of character-less expensive restrane and big crouds of people. Never drive there by car. Never go there during weekends.

Thank mara4w
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is a lovely pond in a historic part of Moscow. Usually when I am meeting a friend i would suggest here, we can sit on one of the benches and chat for an hour or so and then head off for lunch in the...More

1  Thank afootandahalf
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

A very nice park with a big lake to relax. Next to the pond there is a street " Malaysia bronnaya ulitsa" which is full of beautiful cafes and restaurants

Thank Bill_Athens
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Nice calm place just in the center of Moscow with nice lake and a lot of restaurants. Good for slow down in the middle of Moscow having rest and reall good food.

Thank BranoJ
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

It’s very noisy and muddy here. A lot of people from the whole Moscow come here. You cant have a rest here.

Thank Lev T
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Just a small pond, but it's historical place with huge background, and that place was described in Bulgakov's novella The Master and Margarita.

Thank freel00k
Reviewed 25 May 2017

A not very big 'pond' within a built up area. But it is very serene and a great place to jog. There are a few good sculptures in the gardens that surround the water. Perhaps not worth a walk to but if you were passing...More

Thank LezliC
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This park is set within a very trendy area of Moscow centre, with barista style coffee shops over looking the park which is so lovely just to stroll around, with sculptures on one side to view..

Thank waddshouse
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

The pond is located in a really nice, different looking part of Moscow, surrounded by small boutique like restaurants, pastry shops and well boutiques. A must see for anyone who has read the book The Master and Margarita.

1  Thank Sergio D
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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