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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Mal. Bronnaya Ulitsa, Moscow, Russia
Patriarch Ponds
+7 495 988-26-56
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Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

A delight on a cool summer evening. This is a popular, pleasant, walkable neighborhood near many theaters, so you’ll be seeing more Muscovites and not so many tourists. A lot of happy people enjoying the park, but you can spot the fans of Bulgakov’s novel...More

2  Thank IsaacL897
Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

I live close to Patriarch’s Pond and I often come just to walk around the pond. In the winter people ice skate on the pond, in the summer people sit on the grass and relax. It is very near the museum of modern art and...More

Thank Africache
Reviewed March 15, 2018

For those of tourists who are au fait with Makhail Bulgakov's masterpiece 'the Master and Margarita', this place has a prime importance as it all started at Patriarch's Ponds. Other than that, take your other half here to enjoy a lovely and peaceful walk near...More

1  Thank Alex P
Reviewed February 20, 2018

It's nice to come and contemplate the nature there. Neiborhood is full of cafes and restaraunts. I love to visit this oasis in the center of Moscow.

1  Thank Алина Л
Reviewed December 25, 2017

Historical center of Moscow, area associated with Bulgakov's Master & Margarita first of all. Lots of embassies around, an area densely populated with expats. Lots of bars and cafes, nice all year 'round.

Thank YuliaA175
Reviewed November 19, 2017

located in the center, this area has a great park surrounded by lots of posh cafes and shops. there's also cocktail bars and great restaurants around. great for an afternoon stroll or evening drinks

1  Thank beny670
Reviewed November 3, 2017

It is the area to be for all young and trendy locals. Not only cozy place for a walk around the pond but for the last couple of years the place of many restaurants, cafes, bars and trendy shops. There are always people having a...More

1  Thank Moscomway
Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

My cousin just moved in in the area so I've visited there for the first time. The park is beautiful and the pond view in the middle is astonishing. It's quite cold already now and the leafs have mostly fallen already from the trees so...More

1  Thank Mikhal A
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

Read the beautiful novel "Master and Margerita" by M. Bulgakov, and had to visit the Pond. The Patriarch's Ponds is actually one small pond at the center of Moscow. It's surrounded by trees, and people come there to relax, jog or walk their dogs. It's...More

Thank Miri F
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

‘The Ponds’ or Patriki are nicknames of the place. We jog, walk with kids, meet for a drink or coffee or ice-cream. The best thing is that you can always go there. Sit and meditate or chat with friends. Yes, it’s overcrowded on the summer...More

Thank Zlata K
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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
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