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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%
Travellers talk about
“small lake” (4 reviews)
“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 4 days ago

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

Thank ben y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Moscomway
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Mikhal A
Reviewed 30 September 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 24 September 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
Reviewed 23 September 2017

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 20 September 2017

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

2  Thank afootandahalf
Reviewed 6 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 29 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
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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