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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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“nice pond” (3 reviews)
“lovely park” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Mal. Bronnaya Ulitsa, Moscow, Russia
Patriarch Ponds
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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
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This is silent place near the center and noisy streets and the whole district around the pond is good for walking. But the most interesting this place is for those who have read the famous M.Bulgakov book. Just note that movies usually show the wrong...More

3  Thank IK-RUS
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Moscow SOHO Huge wide boulevards certainly are the most memorable as a first impression from Moscow, but do not miss the chance to walk through the narrow streets and feel how Muscovites enjoy after work. In the central part of the Patriarch's zone, instead of...More

Thank Ivan-Ivy
Reviewed 30 November 2016

This district will give you a feel of what central Moscow was like until it was rebuilt by Stalin. This place is a must see with Bulgakov fans. However other visitors will enjoy the quiet atmosphere of this central block, Summer lake views and various...More

1  Thank apolyakof
Reviewed 16 November 2016

usual park situated in the center, some expensive cafes in the middle, ice skating in winter, a bit historical place, if you read deeper about it in internet, but it seems to be boring, even if you like nature.

Thank Maria I
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Patriarch's pond is a unique place in Moscow that allows you to get out and walk and just relax. Not extremely picturesque, but offers some nice shops to stop in and also some interesting cafes.

Thank threesillyboys
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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