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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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“lovely park” (4 reviews)
“small park” (3 reviews)
“city center” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Mal. Bronnaya Ulitsa, Moscow, Russia
Patriarch Ponds
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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

2  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 29 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
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
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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